53 Stations of the Tokaido # 22 Tate-e by Ando Hiroshige
Artist: Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Woodblock Prints Title: No. 22, Okabe: The Narrow Ivy-Covered Road at Mt. Utsu (Okabe, Utsu no yama tsuta no hosomichi), from the series Famous Sights of the Fifty-three Stations (Gojűsan tsugi meisho zue), also known as the Vertical T˘kaid˘
1st Publication: Juky 1855
Size: Vertical ˘ban; 33.7 x 26.6 cm (13 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.)
Date of this edition:
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo
Condition: Multiple pinholes and cracks on left margin, and a repaired crack inside the print in the sky area on the left side. Partial colors fading. Some toning. Very good impression with strong wood grain apparent. 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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