Hiroshige - Hakone
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

A scenic, multi-coloured rock formation dominates the right side of the picture. Round straw hats of samurai, followers of a travelling daimyo, illustrate a trail through a canyon.  A range of hills lines the blue lake, in the background Mount Fuji.

Title: Hakone – Kosui zu (Hakone – View of the Lake) - (Station No 11)

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 35,4 cm (picture size)

Fine impression, nice and bright colours. Margins a tiny bit trimmed. Lower margin under the picture neatly replaced. Vertical centrefold as often. Small restored wormholes. A little bit soiled. In all very good condition. Stamp of the Hanns Crzellitzer collection on lower right corner.

Ukiyo-e Taikei Bd. 14, No 11 (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.