Hiroshige -- "100 Views Edo -- Hilltop View, Yushima Tenjin Shrine, #117"

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Title "Hilltop View, Yushima Tenjin Shrine," #117 ("Yushima Tenjin Sakaue Chobo")
Date First printing 1856; 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 sky, snow and water areas, and title cartouche; nicely visible woodgrain to foreground snow; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. (Light toning, faint transfer stain (lower right), slight wear, few minor spots, slight trimming.) Retains original album backing.
Reference/Illus "Hiroshige--Brooklyn Museum" pl#117.
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-28
Price $350 (Sold/PDT)
(Not a recent "re-strike"--guaranteed 111 years old.)