Hiroshige -- "100 Views Edo -- The City Flourishing, Tanabata Festival, #73"

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Title "The City Flourishing, Tanabata Festival" #73 ("Shichu Han'ei Tanabata Matsuri")
Date First printing 1857; this edition is 1891 "Memorial Edition."
Series "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo--Memorial Edition" ("Meisho Edo Hyakkei")
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 3/4 x 13 1/4
Impression Excellent. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to lower/upper sky, Fuji, rooftops, and title cartouche; visible woodgrain to sky; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. (Light toning, slight margin trimming.) Retains original album backing.
Reference/Illus "Hiroshige--Brooklyn Museum" pl#73.
Comments A very fine printing from the 1891 "Memorial Edition," with much attention to detail. Exceptional condition due to having been preserved inside an album.
Item # BG-21
Price $475 (Sold/FB)
(Not a recent "re-strike"--guaranteed 111 years old.)