Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Distant view over a bay with sailing ships. At the left side three travellers on a cliff. In the background Mount Fuji. A beautiful view poets sung about.
Title: Yui – Satta-mine (Yui – Satta Pass) - (Station No 17)
Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tôkaidô Road)
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Publisher: Hôeidô (Takenouchi Magohachi)
Size: Oban, 22,7 x 35,4 cm (picture size)
Very nice impression, fresh colours, fine bokashi. Red colour in the upper sky oxidised due to the pigments. 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 17 (Fig.). Strange, The Colour-Prints of Hiroshige, London 1925. Keyes, Catalogue of Sets of Prints and Illustrated Books by Hiroshige.
From Hiroshige's first and most important Tokaido Road series.