Hiroshige: Wakasa Province
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Fishermen on a boat in Wakasa bay hauling in their large trawl net with a rich catch of flounders and crabs. Located on the coast of the Sea of Japan (also known as the East Sea) in the former province of Wakasa - now Fukui Prefecture - the bay is today still famous for its abundance of fish.
Title: Wakasa - Gyosen karei ami (Wakasa Province - A fishing boat catching flatfish with a net)
Series: (Dai Nihon) Rokujû-yoshû meisho-zue (Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces)
Signature: Hiroshige hitsu
Publisher: Koshimura-ya Heisuke (Koshi-hei), Edo
Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: Vertical Ôban, 34.3 x 22.7 cm (image)
Very good impression and colours, hardly faded. A few small binding holes along the right margin of the image, a few tiny wormholes, minimally weak soiling in the sky. Trimmed to the black border lines and mounted on larger Japanese paper. Overall very good condition.
Suzuki/Ôkubo, no.30; Jansen, no. 30. For a comparable print condition see e.g. National Diet Library, info:ndljp/pid/1308332; MAK Vienna, KI 10953-32; Honolulu Museum of Art, Michener Coll., no. 23041.
€ 2.680,- reserved