Hiroshige -- "100 Views Edo -- Fireworks Over Ryogoku Bridge, #98" (#2)

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Title "Fireworks Over Ryogoku Bridge," #98
("Ryogoku Hanabi")
Date First printing 1858; this edition is 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 Excellent. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to upper/lower sky, bridge, and title cartouche; nicely visible woodgrain to sky and water area; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good+++. Fresh, strong colors. (Light toning; minor transfer stains left and right; few scattered marks; light wear; slight trimming.) Retains original album backing.
Reference/Illus "Hiroshige--Brooklyn Museum" pl#98.
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-274
Price $450
(Not a recent "re-strike"--guaranteed 111 years old.)