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Utagawa HIROSHIGE I
(1797 - 1858)
Fifty-three Pairings for the Tokaido
no. 6: Totsuka: The Cry of the Cuckoo

Signed:                         Kochoro Toyokuni ga
Date seal:                     1845-46
Publisher:                    Ibi-ya Sensaburo
Size:                              oban tate-e (c. 35.3 x 22.5 cms / c. 13 7/8" x 8 3/4")



Condition:
Very good impression and color; soft album
backing; backed wormhole at bottom left.






ref. no.:  # 732925
Price:     € 650.00
A daimyo's maid, at Totsuka, from the series of fifty-eight prints, Fifty-three Pairings for the Tokaido, published from 1845 to 1846, was the joint work of three artists: nineteen of the designs were contributed Hiroshige, eight by Kunisada (Toyokuni III), while the remaining thirty-one were created by by Kuniyoshi.

Reference:
B.W.Robinson, Kuniyoshi - The Warrior Prints; Oxford, 1982; series S.44, no. 6; p. 128.

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