Hiroshige - Travelers in the Snow
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Travellers on horseback and by foot in the deep snow on their way to the village.
Title: Ishiyakushi (45th station)
Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi (The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido), so called Gyôsho-Tokaido
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Date: ca. 1841-45
Size: Aiban, 19,8 cm x 31,7 cm (print size)
Very fine print with good colours (colour a slightly bit faded), print is not mounted. The knife pleat and the vertical center fold are smoothed. There are some restored small pinholes and in the bottom margin (corner), the paper is slightly thinner and a tiny bit toned. The most famous print out of the Gyôsho-Tokaido-Series. Rare. Commonly without censor and publisher seal. In very good condition.
Lane Ukiyo-e Holzschnitte, 1978, Abb. 125b, S. 239. Izzard, Hiroshige, 1983, Abb. 46, S. 59. Ukiyo-e taikei, Bd. 11, S. 96, Abb. Nr. 123. Cp. various copies and variations of the print MFA Boston Spaulding Coll. Inv. Nr. 21.9359, Bigelow Coll. 11.40024 a.o.