Hiroshige: Crossing the riverHiroshige: Crossing the river
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Travellers crossing a river with the help of porters

Title: Fujieda (Fujieda, station no. 13)

Seies: Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi (The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road) – here the so-called Kyôka (comic poem) Tokaido

Signature: Hiroshige ga

Censor: Kiwame

Publisher: Sanoya Kihei (Sanoki, Kikakudô)

Date: around 1840-42

Size: Vertical-Chûban, 15,7 x 21 cm (block size)

Very good print and colours, margins minimally trimmed, sheet unbacked, some small restored wormholes and a few small restored pin holes at the margins, minor creases, few tiny stains (due to the printing process), altogether in perfect condition. Beautiful view, from the Kyôka-Tokaido series by Hiroshige.

Cf: MFA Boston Spaulding Coll. Inv. No. 21.9131 a.o.; Honolulu Museum of Art, Michener Coll. Inv. No. 22413 a.o.