Hiroshige -- "Vertical Tokaido -- Dangerous Surf below Satta Pass at Yui #17" (#2)

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Title "Dangerous Surf below Satta Pass at Yui" #17
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, distant mountain-tops, hillside, foreground, water, and title cartouche; visible woodgrain to sky; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to lower sky's clouds; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good to Nearly Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. (Light toning, few scattered spots, slight trimming.) Retains original light album backing.
Reference/Illus "1988 Ronin Gallery Catalogue" pl#817.
Comments The masterpiece of the series. Verified (via woodgrain) to be printed off of ORIGINAL woodblocks. A fine printing from the 1891 "Memorial Edition," with much attention to detail. Exceptional condition due to having been preserved inside an album.
Item # DG-903
Price $650 (Sold/NK)
(Not a recent "re-strike"--guaranteed 110+ years old.)