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HIROSHIGE, Utagawa
(1797 - 1858)
One hundred Views of Edo
Inside Akiba Shrine, Ukeji

Signed:                      Hiroshige ga
Publisher's seal:       Uoya Eikichi
Date:                          8/1857
Size:                           oban tate-e (c. 36 x 24 cms / 14 1/8" x 9 3/4")



Condition:
Very good impression, color and condition; nice oxidation of
the orange color pigments applied to the leaves of the trees.






ref. no.: # 743056
Price: € 2,500.00
In the foreground at left is a small rest house with an old man (possibly Hiroshige himself) making a sketch of the scenery in front of him. Next to him a woman and a young girl are also looking at the pond and the group of trees with their reflections in the water. - This is print no. #91 in the series.

Note the reflections of the trees in the water, a visual effect borrowed from the West. - The red pigment used for the maples here contains lead which oxidized / blackened, - an intentional effect to enhance an atmosphere of late summer / beginning of autumn.

Reference:
Braziller, "Hiroshige - One hundred Views of Edo"; Brooklyn Museum, 1986; no. #91.
Shueisha (publ.), Ukiyo-e Taikei; vol. 17, no. 91; 1975.

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