Hiroshige - Shimada
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Bird's-eye-view to a travelling daimyo and his followers, waiting for crossing the Oi river.
Title: Shimada – Ôi-gawa Sungan (Shimada – Suruga Bank of Oi River) - (Station No 24)
Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tôkaidô Road)
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Publisher: Hôeidô (Takenouchi Magohachi)
Size: Oban, 22,5 x 35,3 cm (picture size)
Very nice impression, fresh colours. Margins just a tiny bit trimmed. Lower margin under the picture neatly replaced. Vertical centrefold as often. A few, small wormholes at margins, neatly restored. Faintly soiled. Very good condition. Stamp of the Hanns Crzellitzer collection on lower right corner.
Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 14, No 24 (Fig.). Strange, The Colour-Prints of Hiroshige, London 1925. Stephen Addiss (Ed.), Tôkaidô. Adventures on the Road in Old Japan. Lawrence, Kansas, 1980. Roger Keyes, Hiroshige’s Tôkaidô Prints, in: Stephen Addiss (Ed.), Tôkaidô. On the Road: Pilgrimage, Travel and Culture. Lawrence, Kansas, 1982, pp 46.
From Hiroshige's first and most important Tokaido Road series.