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Utagawa HIROSHIGE I
(1797 - 1858)
Fifty-three Pairings for the Tokaido
no. 25: Kanaya: Crossing the Oi River

Signed:                         Kochoro Toyokuni ga
Date seal:                     1845-46
Publisher:                    Ebi-ya Rinnosuke
Size:                              oban tate-e (c. 34 x 22 cms / c. 13 1/4" x 8 5/8")



Condition:
Very good impression, fine color; soft album
backing, minor rubbing in lower margin only,
else very good condition.






ref. no.:  # 732928
Price:     € 700.00
Kanaya: Crossing the Oi River, 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. 25; p. 128.

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