Kunisada: Sanjô Ohashi
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)
A rural timber peddler from Ôhara near Kyoto, leading her load oxen on a rope. In the background busy activity on the Sanjô bridge over the Kamogawa river.
Title: Miyako Sanjô Ôhashi (Sanjô bridge in the Capital)
Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi (The Fifty-three Stations along the Tokaido)
Signature: Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei, Edo
Date: c. 1833 ff
Size: Vertical Chûban, 25,2 x 18,7 cm
Excellent impression and colours. Unbacked and untrimmed. A little bit soiled at lower margin, a small restored wormhole, otherwise very nice condition. Collector's seal Otto Hundt on verso.
For the landscape backgrounds of this beautiful bijin series Kunisada mostly and freely adapted scenes from Hiroshige's horizontal "Hôeidô-Tôkaidô“ (not yet completed at the time). Further information on the series in: Andreas Marks, Kunisada’s Tôkaidô. Riddles in Japanese Woodblock Prints. Leiden, 2013, p. 62 ff, T24-55 A