Hiroshige: Kominato in Awa ProvinceHiroshige: Kominato in Awa Province
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

View from the cliff of the Uchiura bay with Kominato village (today Chiba prefecture) on to the open sea.

Title: Awa Kominato (Kominato in Awa Province)

Series: Sankai mitate zumô (Sumo Wrestling Matches between Mountains and Seas)

Signature: Hiroshige ga

Publisher: Yamadaya Shôjirô

Date: 7/1858

Size: Vertical Oban, 22 x 34,6 cm (block size)

Beautiful print with brilliant colours, second edition, the cartouche printed in monochrome red. At the sides, margins minimally trimmed, vertical centrefold, left corners with slight paper loss, right corners professionally strengthened, altogether in very good condition.

Cf. MFA Boston, Spaulding Coll., No. 21.8946; British Museum, Inv. No. 1915,0823,0.152.4;