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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

A chilly day. Under a large cypress some farmers are warming up at a small hearth. In the background behind the fields Hamamatsu castle.

Title: Hamamatsu – Fuyugare no zu (Hamamatsu – Winter Scene) - (Station No 30)

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

Signature: Hiroshige ga

Publisher: Hôeidô (Takenouchi Magohachi)

Date: 1833-34

Size: Oban, 22,6 x 35,2 cm (picture size)

Very nice impression, fresh colours. Colour of the cauldron oxidised due to the pigments. Margins just a tiny bit trimmed. Lower margin under the picture neatly replaced. Vertical centrefold as often. A few, small wormholes and a smaller fault are neatly restored. Just a little bit soiled. Very good condition. Stamp of the Hanns Crzellitzer collection on upper right corner.

Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 14, No 30 (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.