Hiroshige -- "100 Views Edo--Suwa Bluff at Nippori"

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Title "Suwa Bluff at Nippori" #15 ("Nippori Suwanodai")
Date May 1856
Series "100 Famous Views of Edo"
("Meisho Edo Hyakkei")
Publisher Uoya Eikichi
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 3/4 x 13 3/8
Impression Very Good. Skillfully done "bokashi" shading to lower/upper sky; nicely visible "woodgrain" to sky and foreground; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good++. Excellent colors. Very light wear; some trimming of margins. Unbacked.
Reference/Illus "Hiroshige--Brooklyn Museum" pl#15.
Comments From Hiroshige's most celebrated series. Visible "woodgrain" confirms printing done via original blocks. (See related article #4: on authentication of prints.
Item # CG-794
Price $1,350 (Sold-RGS) (Guaranteed early original)