Hiroshige -- "60-Odd Provinces -- Tajima Province, Iwai Valley and Kannon Cave, #39"

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Artist Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Title "Tajima Province, Iwai Valley and Kannon Cave, #39"
Date First printing 1853;
this edition Meiji "Memorial Edition" ca1900.
Provenance Obtained from Robert Muller's Estate following his death.
Series "Famous Places in Sixty Odd Provinces--Memorial Edition"
("Rokuju Yoshu Meisho Zue")
Publisher Seal unread
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 7/8 x 13 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" to rocks and clouds; nicely visible woodgrain; highly detailed carving.
(VIEW representative verso "bleed-through.")
Condition Nearly Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. (Light toning; few small surface scratches; few scattered marks.)
Reference/Illus "1987 Ronin Gallery Catalogue" pl#40.
Comments Considered by many to be Hiroshige’s finest and most dramatic series. Faithfully re-printed using colors to emulate Hiroshige’s earlier prints with much attention to detail. Exceptional condition due to Muller's archival storage. Rarely seen.
Item # DG-312
Price $350 (Sold/YV)
(Not a recent "re-strike"--guaranteed 100+ years old.)