Yoshishige -- "53 Tokaido Bonsai -- Nihonbashi"

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Artist Yoshishige (active 1840's; pupil of Kuniyoshi)
Title "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido as Bonsai--Station 1, Nihonbashi"
Date 1848
Series "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido as Bonsai" ("Tokaido Gojusan-eki Hachiyama Zue")
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 4 7/8 x 6 3/4
Impression Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to bluish background; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good. (Soiling, mostly to lower corner; light wear.) Unbacked; top-tipped onto 8 x 11 1/2 cardstock.
Reference/Illus na
Comments From an early "e-hon" (book) titled "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido as Bonsai," picturing each of the 53 Stations as a miniture landscape in a ceramic tray (known as "bonkei").
Item # BG-322
Price $125 (Sold) (Guaranteed original)