Hiroshige II: The Tennô temple
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Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826-1869)
Cherry blossom on the grounds of the Tendai temple Tennôji in Yanaka. The famous five-storey pagoda was destroyed during a fire in 1957.
Title: 天王寺 (Tennôji – The Tennô temple)
Series: Edo meishô zue (Pictures of famous palces in Edo)
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Block cutter: Hori Chô (Katada Chôjirô)
Publisher: Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô), Edo
Date: 1862, 9th month
Size: Vertical Ôban, 33,8 x 22,7 (image)
Along the left margin a smoothed fold, in the upper part broken and secured from verso. A short thear in bottom margin also restored from the back. Few small stains. Overall very good condition.
A seldom seen image. Cf. National Diet Library, info:ndljp/pid/1309943.