Hiroshige: Rain shower at Sumida riverHiroshige: Rain shower at Sumida river
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Surprised by a sudden shower of rain, the visitors of a shrine on the banks of the Sumida River are rushing under their umbrellas.

Title: Sumidagawa tsutsumi haku-u no zu (A shower of rain of the Sumida river embankment)

Series: Shinsen Edo meisho (A new selection of famous places in Edo)

Signature: Ichiryûsai Hiroshige ga

Publisher: Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô), Edo

Date: around 1840

Size: Horizontal Oban, 23,4 x 35 cm (image size)

Very good impression and colours. Some small holes restored, some retouching. Upper corners with small remnants of prior hinging. A very weak, invisible vertical fold. Overall very good condition. A seldom seen rain scene by Hiroshige.
Cf. MFA Boston, Spaulding Collection No. 21.9966; Honolulu Museum of Art, No. 25283. Chazen Museum of Art, Van Vleck Coll. No. 1980.1713