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Utagawa HIROSHIGE I
(1797 - 1858)
Fifty-three Pairings for the Tokaido
no. 14: Hara: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter

Signed:                         Kochoro Toyokuni ga
Date seal:                     1845-46
Publisher:                    Ibi-ya Sensaburo
Size:                              oban tate-e (c. 34.5 x 22.5 cms / c. 13 1/2" x 8 3/4")



Condition:
FINE impression and color; soft album backing;
wormhole in left cartouche, else very good condition.






ref. no.:  # 732926
Price:     € 580.00
The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, at Hara, 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.- The print depicts the old bamboo-gatherer, Sanugi no Miyakko at the garden gate; his daughter, Kaguya-hime, seated within.

Reference:
B.W.Robinson, Kuniyoshi - The Warrior Prints; Oxford, 1982; series S.44, no. 14; p. 128.

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