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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
A group of gentlemen in an open-air teahouse enyoing the sight of a picturesque mountain landscape with a waterfall rising from the mist on the opposite side of the valley.
Title: Sakanoshita, Fudesuteyama chôbô (Sakanoshita, a distant view of Fudesute Mountain) (Station No. 49)
Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi (The 53 stations of the Tokaido highway), the so-called "Gyôsho-Tôkaidô".
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Publisher: (Ezakiya Kichibei, Tenjudô, Edo)
Censor: Hama (lower right)
Date: ca. 1841-44
Size: Horizontal Aiban, 19,5 x 31,5 cm (image)
Nice impression, fresh colours, upper left corner in margin old replaced. Lower right corner with small paper damage. Overall very good condition. Cf. MFA Boston, British Museum, Honolulu, Chazen.