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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE I (1797–1858)
THE PLUM GARDEN, KAMEIDO (KAMEIDO UMEYASHIKI) EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE I (1797–1858)
THE PLUM GARDEN, KAMEIDO (KAMEIDO UMEYASHIKI) EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE I (1797–1858)
THE PLUM GARDEN, KAMEIDO (KAMEIDO UMEYASHIKI) EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
woodblock print, from the series One Hundred Views of Famous Places of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei), signed Hiroshige ga, published by Uoya Eikichi, sealed aratame, 1857

vertical oban:


36.5 x 25.5 cm., 14 1/4  x 10 in. 
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Catalogue Note

Umeyashiki is the name of a plum garden on the banks of the Sumida River in Edo (present Tokyo), which drew large numbers of visitors to enjoy the view and scent of the blossoming trees in early spring. This print was famously imitated by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), producing his own version Flowering Plum Orchard (after Hiroshige), 1887, now in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, accession number s0115V1962, go to: https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/collection/s0115V1962?v=1

For an impression in the Tokyo National Museum, accession number C0028327, go to: http://webarchives.tnm.jp/imgsearch/show/C0028327

And for another in the British Museum, accession number 1948,0410,0.65, go to: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research.aspx 

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