Utagawa Hiroshige II (1829-1869)Woodblock Prints Title:
7 Miles Beach in Sagami Province Triptych1st Publication:
Vertical Oban, 14-5/6 x 9-7/8 for each SheetDate of this edition: 1860 Publisher:
Not yet identifiedCondition:
The left and right panel has some horizontal center fold now flattened. Mild yellow color fading. Very good impression, and overall condition.Notes:
This triptych is beyond rare. No museums have one in their records, and similar prints has not been sold within the past 20 years by any auction house. There are absolutely no reference of this original artwork anywhere. The closest one I have found is the Ando Hiroshige's version referenced by the Victoria's Museum in Australia
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.