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Lot 1 - Utagawa HIROSHIGE (Ando).1797–1858 Yanagishima. 1857 Polychrome woodcut. Vertical [...]

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Utagawa HIROSHIGE (Ando).1797–1858
Yanagishima. 1857
Polychrome woodcut. Vertical ôban, image of 361x247 mm. Margins. Signed: Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆. Sign in red rectangle in the lower left corner. On the margin above two round seals of the censors. Slight signs of wear, good condition.

Yanagishima, view number 32 from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei). Lovely rural Hiroshige print of Yanagishima in the far northeast of Edo. Boats travel through the junction of the two canals and pedestrians make their way across the Willow Bridge to visit Myoken Hall, seen at the far left of the frame. The island of Yanagishima ("the island of the willows") is located northeast of Edo, on the Sumida river. It can be reached via the Yanagibashi bridge ("bridge of the willow"), which is convex in shape and leads to the clearly lit restaurant Hashimotoya ("at the foot of the bridge"). On the side there is, with its typically red color, the pavilion of the Nichiren Hōshōji temple, famous for its image of the bodhisattva Myōken, invoked against fires and for wealth and long life. In the lower part of the island, a pier allows access to the temple from the stream. In the distance, in the fog, rises the figure of Mount TsukubaA fine Hiroshige reprint with excellent detail. In 1856, Hiroshige began designing what was to be his last great series and a true masterpiece, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. The series contains 118 woodblocks, in full oban vertical format, of classic Hiroshige landscapes. A fine Hiroshige reprint with excellent detail.Utagawa Hiroshige, also Andō Hiroshige, was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, considered the last great master of that tradition. Hiroshige is best known for his landscapes, such as the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō and The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaidō; and for his depictions of birds and flowers.

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