100 Views of Edo # 28 Deluxe Edition by Ando Hiroshige
Artist: Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1787-1858)
Title of the Print: 100 Views of Edo # 28 - Gotenyama, Shinagawa
1st Publication: April 1856
Size: 8-7/8 X 13-1/4 + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: April 1856
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Condition: Some soiling on the right side of the print. Some light spots in the upper corners in the margins, and on the right side of the print in the sky area, as seen on pictures. Great colors, mica in the rock area, fair to good overall condition
Notes: This is an extremely rare first edition, Deluxe edition with Mica in the rock area. Usually, this technique was reserved for good customer or prestigious people, as the technology was fairly new, expensive and difficult to master.
Great print, great colors, nice wood grain from the original block, a real masterpiece from this 100 views of Edo serie.
More about this print: Gotenyama, or Palace Hill, was the southernmost projection of the Shinagawa heights. It overlooked the Meguro River to the south and the Tokaido highway to the east as the road passed through the narrow settlement of Shinagawa, gateway to the city of Edo.
The palace for which it was named was ascribed to Ota Dokan, the fourteenth-century founder of Edo, and was the suburban retreat of the early Tokugawa shoguns. After the shogunal villa burned, Gotenyama became one of the city's most popular flower-viewing sites
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