Hiroshige -- "100 Views Edo -- Inari Shrine at Oji, #18"

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Title "Inari Shrine at Oji" #18 ("Oji Inari no Yashiro")
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 1/2 x 13 1/4
Impression Excellent. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to upper/lower sky, distant mountains, and title cartouche; nicely visible woodgrain to sky and foreground; highly detailed carving. (Small red smudge lower center--difficult to see.)
Condition Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. (Light toning, slight wear.) Retains original album backing.
Reference/Illus "Hiroshige--Brooklyn Museum" pl#18.
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-26
Price $325 (Sold/DV)
(Not a recent "re-strike"--guaranteed 111 years old.)