53 Station of the Tokaido #5 Tate-e by Utagawa Hiroshige
Artist: Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Woodblock Prints Title: No. 5, Hodogaya: Distant View of the Kamakura Mountains from the Boundary Tree Posthouse (Hodogaya, Ky˘boku tateba Kamakurayama enb˘), from the series Famous Sights of the Fifty-three Stations (Gojűsan tsugi meisho zue), a.k.a. the Vertical T˘kaid˘
1st Publication: July 1855
Size: Vertical ˘ban; 36.7 x 24.6 cm (14 7/16 x 9 11/16 in.)
Date of this edition: July 1855
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo
Condition: Matte burn visible around the print, Margins trimmed or damaged as seen on pictures, color slightly faded, some thinning in the upper section of the print. Very good colors, good impression, fair overall condition.
Notes: There are at least 11 series of the 53 stations of the Tokaido. This print is part of the Tate-e Series, also known as the vertical Tokaido.
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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