Hiroshige: Snowy villageHiroshige: Snowy village
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

A snow covered village with a bridge, in the background Mt. Fuji.

Title: Mishima (The village Mishima, station no. 12)

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

Signature: Kiwame

Publisher: Sanoya Kihei (Sanoki, Kikakudô)

Date: around 1840-42

Size: Vertical Chûban, 15,3 x 21 cm (block size)

Very good print and colours, margins minimally trimmed, sheet unbacked. Small wormhole at the cartouche, minor creases, some minor stains, altogether in perfect condition. This print is one of the two popular snow scenes of the Kyôka Tokaido series by Hiroshige.

Cf.: MFA Boston Inv. No. 06.829.12 a.o.; Honolulu Museum of Art, Michener Coll. Inv. No. 22400 a.o.