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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

The procession of a daimyo crossing the bay of Imagiri near Arai on ferryboats

Title: Arai, watashi-bune no zu (The ferry nearby Arai) (Station No 32)

Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan-tsugi no uchi (From 53 Stations of the Tôkaidô Road)

Signature: Hiroshige ga

Publisher: Takenouchi Magohachi (Hôeidô)

Censor's seal: Kiwame

Date: 1833-34

Size: Oban, 22,8 x 35,7 cm

Excellent impression and colours. Early state. Lower left corner a little bit soiled, blue spot at lower left margin due to the printing process, a few pinholes at margins. Otherwise very good to perfect condition.
Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 14, No 32 (Fig.); Cf. also: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts 1963.30.5185 (a variant, printed somewhat later).

€ 3.600,-