53 stations of the Tokaido 'Hoeido' #3 by Ando Hiroshige
Artist: Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Woodblock Prints Title: 53 stations of the Tokaido 'Hoeido' #3: Kawasaki
1st Publication: 1833
Size: 13-3/8 x 8-1/2 + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: 1833 Second State 3a
Publisher: Hoeido - Senkakudo
Condition: Toned. Some pin holes in the right margin. Colors slightly faded. Good overall condition.
Notes: Hoeido Tokaido is the first and most prestigious series of the 53 Tokaido Series, and the most sought after. There are two version of this print. In this one, the man on the raft has been removed and Fuji is in outline only and without key-block. The cottages in the center are redrawn with tiled roofs and the center figure in middle distance, near the shop, is altered. Two seals.
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