Hiroshige 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
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.