Hiroshige: Soga monogatari zue
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
A rural brushwood gatherer shows a travelling lady the way to the shrine with the grave of the two Soga brothers, on the shore of Lake Ashi in Hakone. Mt. Fuji rises in the background.
Series: Soga monogatari zue (The Soga brothers‘ story pictured)
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Censor: Watari (Watanabe Shôemon)
Publisher: Yorozuya Kichibei (Mankichi), Edo
Date: c. 1843-46
Size: Vertical Ôban, 33 x 22,5 cm (image size)
Very good impression and colours, with visible woodgrain. Unbacked. From the second edition of the series, published by Yorozuya Kichibei (first edition was published by Ibaya Senzaburô).
A rarely seen image. Cf. Honolulu Museum of Art, Michener Coll., N0. 23532