Japanese Woodblock Prints

Japanese Woodblock Prints

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797–1858) FOUR WOODBLOCK PRINTS, EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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December 17, 02:20 PM GMT

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1,400 - 1,600 GBP

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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797–1858)

FOUR WOODBLOCK PRINTS

EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)


Each woodblock print, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road (Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi), signed Hiroshige ga, the first and third prints published by Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeido) and Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudo) and the second and fourth prints published by Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeido), circa 1833–34, and comprising:

- Hodogaya: Shinmachi Bridge (Hodogaya, Shinmachi-bashi)

- Fujisawa: The Yugyo-ji Temple (Fujisawa, Yugyo-ji)

- Okitsu: The Okitsu River (Okitsu, Okitsugawa)

- Yoshida: The Toyokawa River Bridge (Yoshida, Toyokawabashi)

Each a horizontal oban

4

The First: 26 x 38.5 cm., 10 x 15 in.

The Second: 24.3 x 37 cm., 9 5/8 x 14 5/8 in.

The Third: 25 x 37 cm., 9 3/4 x 14 1/2 in.

The Fourth: 25.2 x 38 cm., 10 x 15 in.

The first, second and third prints were exhibited at Le Musée National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, Paris, July-October 2019