Hiroshige: Mt. Fuji with rice fields
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
The impressive Mt. Fuji towering above rice fields, in the foreground a tavern at the side of the road.
Title: Numazu (Numazu, Station no. 13)
Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi (The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road) – here the so-called Kyôka (comic poem) Tokaido
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei (Sanoki, Kikakudô)
Date: around 1840-42
Size: Vertical chûban, 15,7 x 21 cm (block size)
Very good print and colours, margins minimally trimmed, sheet unbacked. Left side near the margin a small wormhole, minor creases, altogether in perfect condition. Beautiful view of the Mt. Fuji, from the Kyôka-Tokaido series by Hiroshige.
Cf.: MFA Boston Inv. No. 06.829.13 a.o.; Honolulu Museum of Art, Michener Coll. Inv. No. 22402 a.o.