53 Station of the Tokaido #39 Tate-e by Utagawa Hiroshige
Artist: Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Woodblock Prints Title: No. 39, Okazaki: Yahagi Bridge on the Yahagi River (Okazaki, Yahagigawa Yahagi no hashi), from the series Famous Sights of the Fifty-three Stations (Gojűsan tsugi meisho zue), also known as the Vertical T˘kaid˘
1st Publication: July 1855
Size: Vertical ˘ban; 36.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.)
Date of this edition: July 1855, 1st Edition
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo
Condition: Trimmed to the margins. The left side of the print is partially trimmed inside the margin, missing the signature cartouche. Some stains and soiling. Very good early impression, good colors, poor 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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