Hiroshige -- "100 Views Edo -- Nihon Bridge and Edo Bridge, #43" (#2)

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Artist ANDO Hiroshige
Title "Nihon Bridge and Edo Bridge," #43 ("Nihonbashi Edobashi")
Date First printing 1857; this orignial print 1891 "Memorial Edition."
Series "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo--Memorial Edition"
("Meisho Edo Hyakkei")
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 5/8 x 13 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to lower/upper sky, bridge post/railings, water areas, and title cartouche; "burnishing" to black-topped post; visible woodgrain to post/railings; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good++. Fresh, strong colors. (Light toning; soft creasing along right edge; few scattered marks; light wear.) Retains original album backing.
Reference/Illus "Hiroshige--Brooklyn Museum" pl#43.
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 # EG-273
Price $575 (Not a recent "re-strike," guaranteed 125+ years old.)