Hiroshige: Picnic on the GotenyamaHiroshige: Picnic on the Gotenyama
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Merry groups of picknickers under pine trees and flowering cherry trees on Gotenyama hill, enjoying the panoramic view over Edo bay.

Title: Gotenyama hanazakari no zu (The cherries in full bloom on Gotenyama hill)

Series: Tôto meisho no uchi (Famous places in the eastern capital, i.e. Edo)

Signature: Hiroshige ga

Publisher: Sanoya Kihei (Sanoki, Kikakudô), Edo

Date: c. 1840-42

Size: Horizontal Aiban, 21 x 33,3 cm (overall)

Very nice impression and colours. Unbacked. Two corners in margin paper-reinforced from verso, top left corner replenished, a smaller hole in the sky restored, one faint vertical crease. Top verso three small remnants from previous attachment. Overall very good, clean condition. Collector’s seal Irma Grabhorn in bottom right corner.
Cf. MFA Boston, Spaulding Coll. No. 21.9767; Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA), No. P.78.65.33; Honolulu Museum of Art, Michener Coll., Nos. 24213 and 23432