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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
The procession of a daimyo crossing the bay of Imagiri near Arai on ferryboats
Title: Arai, watashi-bune no zu (The ferry nearby Arai) (Station No 32)
Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan-tsugi no uchi (From 53 Stations of the Tôkaidô Road)
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Publisher: Takenouchi Magohachi (Hôeidô)
Censor's seal: Kiwame
Size: Oban, 22,8 x 35,7 cm
Excellent impression and colours. Early state. Lower left corner a little bit soiled, blue spot at lower left margin due to the printing process, a few pinholes at margins. Otherwise very good to perfect condition.
Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 14, No 32 (Fig.); Cf. also: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts 1963.30.5185 (a variant, printed somewhat later).