100 Views of Edo # 22 by Ando Hiroshige

100 Views of Edo # 22 by Ando Hiroshige
Item# Furukawa-River-Utagawa-Hiroshige
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Additional Pictures: Artist: Ando Hiroshige (1787-1858)

Woodblock Print Title: Furukawa River, Hiroo (Hiroo Furukawa), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

1st Publication: 1856

Size: Vertical oban; 35.7 x 24.5 cm (14 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Date of this edition: 1856

Publisher: Uoya Eikichi

Condition: Minor soiling. Fully margin.

More about this print: For an Edo resident purchasing this print in 1856, the chief attraction of this scene of the Hiroo area of southwestern Edo may have been the half-hidden restaurant in the foreground to the left of the river. It was a famous eel restaurant named Owariya in a guide to Edo shops of 1811 and labeled "The Fox" on maps published after 1854. The restaurant had a widespread popularity at the time Hiroshige designed this print.

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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