Hiroshige -- "Vertical Tokaido -- Nako Bay and Mie River at Yokkaichi #44"

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Title "Nako Bay and Mie River at Yokkaichi" #44
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, rooftops, foreground pathway, and title cartouche; visible woodgrain to sky and water; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. (Light toning, few tiny spots, very slight trimming.) Retains original album backing.
Reference/Illus "1988 Ronin Gallery Catalogue" pl#843.
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-37
Price $375 (Not a recent "re-strike"--guaranteed 111 years old.)