Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1787-1858)Woodblock Prints Title:
Kawachi Province: Mount Otoko in Hirakata (Kawachi, Hirakata, Otokoyama), from the series Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces [of Japan] ([Dai Nihon] Rokujűyoshű meisho zue)1st Publication:
Vertical ˘ban; 37.2 x 25.7 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/8 in.)Date of this edition: July 1853 Publisher:
Koshimuraya Heisuke (Koshihei)Condition:
Right margin trimmed and damaged, large water stain in the upper section of the print, certianly curable, mild vertical center crease. The print is backed on a thin acid free washi paper from the edo period. Very good colors and impression, fair overall condition.Notes:
Lovely 1st edition of this print, with a nice wood grain apparent similar to the MFA's edition visible HEREPictures:
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.