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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

High-ranking courtesans with their entourage walking through the Yoshiwara district in Edo at night.

Title: Yoshiwara Naka-no-chô sakura no monbi (Holiday of Cherry Blossoms at Naka-no-chô in Yoshiwara)

Series: Edo meisho (Famous Places of Edo)

Signature: Hiroshige ga (upper left)

Publisher and censor: not mentioned

Date: ca. 1853-58

Size: Oban, 21,9 x 34,9 cm (woodblock size)

Very good impression and nice colours. Verso at corners minor remains of a former mounting. Just a little bit creased, paper at margins somewhat damaged, otherwise very nice and fresh condition.

Other items of this print (all without consors' and publisher's seals): MFA Boston, Spaulding Collection No 21.10016; British Museum, No 1906,1220.0 876 (B151), MAK Vienna, No KI 10942-3.

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