Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1787-1858)Woodblock Prints Title:
Tôtômi Province: Lake Hamana, Kanzan Temple in Horie and the Insasa-Horie Inlet (Tôtômi, Hamana no umi, Horie Kanzanji, Inasa no Hosoe), from the series Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces [of Japan] ([Dai Nihon] Rokujûyoshû meisho zue)1st Publication:
Vertical Oban: 35.5 x 25 cm (14 x 9 13/16 in.)Date of this edition: August 1853, 1st Edition Publisher:
Koshimuraya Heisuke (Koshihei)Condition:
Upper and lower margin redone with antique acid free washi paper. Print is backed on an old thin layer of washi paper, probably from late 1870's. Mild color fading, mild toning. Excellent impression, good colors. Fair to good overall condition.Notes:
Beautiful 1st edition of this print, with a very strong wood grain apparent similar to the MFA's edition visible HERE
The red seal on the back is a certification seal from a Japanese dealer from the early 1900'sPictures:
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.