UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE I (1797–1858), EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY | NIHONBASHI: MORNING SCENE (NIHONBASHI, ASA NO KEI)
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE I (1797–1858), EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
NIHONBASHI: MORNING SCENE (NIHONBASHI, ASA NO KEI)
woodblock print: ink and colour on paper, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô, signed Hiroshige ga, published by Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidô) and Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô), censor's seal kiwame, circa 1833–34
24.7 x 36 cm., 9¾ x 14⅛ in.
- The Nihonbashi print has a centrefold but it is not pronounced. There are small areas of restorations to the margin on the top right-hand corner.
- Otherwise, it is in good condition.
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The same print is in numerous museum collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, accession no. 11.23079, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession no. JP471, and the British Museum, accession no. 1906,1220,0.765