(1797 - 1858)
Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces
('Roku-ju-yosshu meisho zue')
Pine Groves at Kehi, Turuga - Echizen Province
Signed: Hiroshige ga
Publisher's seal: Koshihei
Size: oban tate-e (c. 35 x 24 cms / 13.8" x 9 1/2")
EXCELLENT impression and color; two
small, thin paper hinges au verso, blank
margins partly trimmed, else very good condition.
Early impression ==> FIRST STATE! (pls.read below)
ref. no.: # 732872
Price: € 4,500.00
This copy of the print is a VERY EARLY, - FIRT STATE -, impression, indicated not
only by numerous, more elaborate printing highlights which are missing in later
impressions, but also by three small block breaks in the water which are absent
in later impressions when the entire section of the water was replaced. A very
similar impression is found in the publication below, showing the entire series
from the Prof. Gerhard Pulverer collection, comprising to a large degree very
early, first-state, impressions.
Marije Jansen, "Hiroshige's journey in the 60-odd provinces"; Hotei Publishing, Amsterdam, 2004; no. 31, pp. 90-91.