100 Views of Edo # 13 by Ando Hiroshige
Artist: Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1787-1858)
Woodblock Prints Title: 100 Views of Edo # 13 Shitaya Hirok˘ji
1st Publication: September 1856
Size: 13-1/2 x 8-5/8 + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: September 1856
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Condition: Left margin redone. Some smudges by the corners of the print. A mark in hte sky area.
Very strong wood grain, early impression. Very good colors, good overall condition.
More about this print: This print depicts a fascinating array of customs. In the immediate foreground are three samurai, identifiable by their double swords but unusual for their Western pants, a recent import popular among younger samurai.
The identical parasols, uneven procession, and diverse dress of the women ahead mark them as a group of merchant-class tourists. They are on their way to view the cherry blossoms hinted at by the rosy-tinged cloud in the distance.
Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.
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