Hiroshige: Pilgrimage on EnoshimaHiroshige: Pilgrimage on Enoshima
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Utagawa Hiroshige I (1797 – 1858)

View of Enoshima with the main entrance to the cave shrine of Benzaiten. Groups of pilgrims visiting the shrine, women with colourful kimonos and umbrellas balancing on the rocks, on the left side two boys jumping in the water. On the right a group of ladies sitting on a picnic blanket. In the background Mt. Fuji and sailing ships.

Titlel: Soshu Enoshima Benzaiten kaicho-mode Hongu Iwaya no zu (Pilgrimage to the Cave Shrine of Benzaiten on the Island of Enoshima in Sagami Province)

Signature: Hiroshige ga

Publisher: Sumiyoshiya Masagorô

Date: 1850/51

Size: Oban triptych, each sheet 36 x 24,4 cms

Very fine print with great colours, some small worm holes (in heaven and rocks) and at the margins worm damage (left sheet: left margin, middle sheet: right margin, right sheet: left margin). Good and early condition of this rare triptych.

Cf.: British Museum, No. 1906,1220,0.1043. Also in De Young/Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, No. 54755.805.

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