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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Stormy weather among the reeds. A traveller tries to catch his hat blown away by the wind.
Title: Yokkaichi – Miegawa (Yokkaichi – Mie River) – (Station No 44)
Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tôkaidô Road)
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Publisher: Hôeidô (Takenouchi Magohachi)
Size: Oban, 22,5 x 34,7 cm (picture size)
Good to very good impression and very good, vibrant colours. Margins a tiny bit trimmed. Lower margin under the picture neatly restored. Vertical centrefold as often. Two pinholes and two small wormholes, professionaly restored. Just a little bit soiled. All in all very good condition. Collector's stamp.
Compare: Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 14, No 44 (Fig.). MFA Boston, Bigelow. Coll, No 11.30171.