Hiroshige - Futagawa
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
At the left side a teahouse on a wide plateau with trees. A small group of travelling musicians is just arriving at the teahouse.
Title: Futagawa – Saru-ga-baba (Futagawa – Monkey Plateau) (Station No 34)
Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tôkaidô Road)
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Publisher: Hôeidô (Takenouchi Magohachi)
Size: Oban, 22,6 x 35,2 cm (picture size)
Very nice impression, fresh colours. Margins just a tiny bit trimmed. Lower margin under the picture neatly replaced. Vertical centrefold as often. A few, small wormholes at margins, neatly restored. Faintly soiled. Very good condition. Stamp of the Hanns Crzellitzer collection on lower right corner.
Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 14, No 34 (Fig.). Strange, The Colour-Prints of Hiroshige, London 1925. Stephen Addiss (Ed.), Tôkaidô. Adventures on the Road in Old Japan. Lawrence, Kansas, 1980. Roger Keyes, Hiroshige’s Tôkaidô Prints, in: Stephen Addiss (Ed.), Tôkaidô. On the Road: Pilgrimage, Travel and Culture. Lawrence, Kansas, 1982, pp 46.
From Hiroshige's first and most important Tokaido Road series.