Hiroshige: The Hashiba ferryHiroshige: The Hashiba ferry
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Springtime at the riverbanks of the Sumidagawa; smoke rises from the pottery kilns in the foreground and ferryboats are crossing the river.

Title: Sumidagawa Hashiba no watashi - kawaragama (The tile kilns and Hashiba ferry, Sumida river)

Series: Meisho Edo hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views of Edo)

Signature: Hiroshige ga

Publisher: Uo-Ei (Uo-ya Eikichi)

Datum: 4/1857

Size: Vertical Oban, 33,8 x 22,5 cm (image size)

Very good impression and colours. Wide margins, not backed. Minor paper thinnings and small binding holes in margins restored. Few slight stains, partly due to printing. Overall nice condition.

Illustrated in: Lane, Ukiyo-e, p. 249, No. 245 (37); Ukiyo-e Taikei, vol. 16, Nr. 37; Smith, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, No. 37. Also cf Chazen Museum of Art, Van Vleck Collection, No. 1980.1616