Hiroshige -- "Vertical Tokaido -- Lake Biwa and Town of Otsu #54"

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Title "Lake Biwa and Town of Otsu" #54
Date First printing 1855; this edition is 1891 "Memorial Edition."
Series "Fifty-three Famous Views of the Tokaido--Memorial Edition" ("Gojusan-Tsugi Meisho Zue")
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 3/4 x 13 1/2
Impression Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to upper/lower sky, Fuji, cherry trees, rooftops, foreground area, and title cartouche; visible woodgrain to sky and water; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. (Light toning, few tiny spots, two binding holes top margin, very slight trimming.) Retains original album backing.
Reference/Illus "1988 Ronin Gallery Catalogue" pl#853.
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-36
Price $350 (Sold) (Not a recent "re-strike"--guaranteed 111 years old.)