Hiroshige I - A busy districtHiroshige I - A busy district
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Utagawa Hiroshige I (1797-1858)

A busy district with many shops, a daimyo with his entourage is crossing the bridge.

Title: Shinbashi no zu (View of Shinbashi)

Series: Kôto meisho (Famous Places in Edo)

Signature: Hiroshige ga

Seal: Ichiryûsai

Publisher: Sanoki (Sanoya Kihei, Kikakudô)

Censor's seal: Kiwame

Date: ca. 1844

Size: Oban, 24,8 x 36,7 cm (paper size)

Very good impression, fresh colours. Early print with fine details. Vertical centrefold (as usual), paper a little bit creased and soiled due to its age, right margin a tiny bit trimmed, tiny wormhole at upper left side, very small (restored) wormhole at lower part, at the back side's upper margin a few remains of a former mounting, otherwise very good and clean condition.

Very rare item with many attractive details, e.g. the ox-cart and a dog in the front part or two cats on a roof.

MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll. No 11.24915, Spaulding Coll. 21.812, 21.8913.