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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Travellers and porters, shaded by pines, on the road in front of a control station gate.
Title: Fukushima – 38th station
Series: Kisokaidô rokujûkyû tsugi no uchi (The sixty-nine stations of the Kisokaido Highway)
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Publisher: Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô)
Date: c. 1834-42
Size: Horizontal Oban, 22,4 x 35 cm (image size)
Excellent impression and colour. Early state. Margins professionally restored. Unobtrusive vertical middle fold. Round collector’s seal AR in bottom right corner (Albert Maroni, cf. Lane, Images)
Cf. Ill. in Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 15, No. 38. Honolulu Museum of Art, Michener Coll. No. 15634 a. o.