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Utagawa HIROSHIGE I
(1797 - 1858)
Fifty-three Pairings for the Tokaido
no. 18: Okitsu: Scenery of Tago Bay

Signed:                         Kochoro Toyokuni ga
Date seal:                     1845-46
Publisher:                    Enshu-ya Matabei
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,
minor transfer stains, else fine condition.

- Beautiful oxidation of the orange color prigments -


ref. no.:  # 732927
Price:     € 700.00
The poet, Yamabe no Akahito, at Okitsu overlooking Tago Bay, 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. 18; p. 128.

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