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HIROSHIGE, Utagawa
(1797 - 1858)
One hundred Views of Edo
Nihonbashi in Clear Weather after Snowfall

Signed:                      Hiroshige ga
Publisher's seal:       Uoya Eikichi
Date:                          5/1856
Size:                           oban tate-e (c. 35 x 23 cms / 14" x 9")



Condition:
FINE, EARLY impression with fresh, unfaded colors,
with color SHADING on roof tops and Mt. Fuji (the
shading is missing in later editions); blank margins
slightly trimmed, else in FINE condition.

The 'inclined' bottom margin is in the photograph
only, caused by an inaccurate camera adjustment.

ref. no.: # 743053
Price: € 8,000.00
View onto the Sumida river and the Nihon Bridge ('Nihonbashi') after snowfall in clear weather. Lots of people are crossing the bridge; in the distance the cone of Mt. Fuji can be seen. - Nihonbashi is the starting point for travels along the Tokaido, and is print no. #1 in the series.

Reference:
Braziller, "Hiroshige - One hundred Views of Edo"; Brooklyn Museum, 1986; no. #1.
Shueisha (publ.), Ukiyo-e Taikei; vol. 16, no. 1; 1975.

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