Hiroshige - View of Miho
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

View over the roofs of a village towards the harbour and the calm sea with its boats. At the left side a mountain range.

Title: Ejiri – Miho embô (Ejiri – Distant View of Miho) - (Station No 19)

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, 22,5 x 35,2 cm (picture size)

Very nice impression, fresh colours. Margins just a tiny bit trimmed. Lower margin under the picture neatly replaced. Vertical centrefold as often. Tiny wormholes at margins. Faintly soiled. Very good condition. Stamp of the Hanns Crzellitzer collection on upper right corner.

Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 14, No 19 (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.