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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

View to a tree-lined road, leading to the left, with a traveller on horseback. In the background Mount Fuji.

Title: Yoshiwara – hidari Fuji (Yoshiwara – Hidari Fuji) – (Station No 15)

Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tôkaidô Road)

Signature: Hiroshige ga

Publisher: Hôeidô (Takenouchi Magohachi)

Date: 1833-34

Size: Oban, 22,5 x 35,3 cm (picture size)

Very nice impression, fresh colours. Margins a tiny bit trimmed. Lower margin under the picture neatly replaced. Vertical centrefold as often. A few tiny wormholes, small fault - neatly restored, a little bit soiled. In all very good condition. Stamp of the Hanns Crzellitzer collection on upper right corner.

Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 14, No 15 (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.