Hiroshige - Mishima
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Morning Mist at Mishima. Two travellers, one carried in a sedan, one on horseback, are passing with their attendants the silhouette of a Shinto shrine archway (torii).
Title: Mishima – Asagiri (Mishima – Morning Mist) – (Station No 12)
Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tôkaidô Road)
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Publisher: Hôeidô (Takenouchi Magohachi)
Size: Oban, 22,5 x 35,3 cm (picture size)
Fine impression and nice colours. Margins a tiny bit trimmed. Lower margin under the picture neatly replaced. Vertical centrefold as often. Small restored wormholes. A little bit soiled. In all very good condition. Stamp of the Hanns Crzellitzer collection on lower right corner.
Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 14, No 12 (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.