Hiroshige -- "100 Views Edo--Plum Gardens at Kameido"

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Title "Plum Estate at Kameido" #30 ("Kameido Umeyashiki")
Date November 1857
Series "100 Famous Views of Edo"
("Meisho Edo Hyakkei")
Publisher Uoya Eikichi
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 5/8 x 13 1/4
Impression Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky and tree areas; nicely visible "woodgrain" to sky and tree trunk; highly detailed carving.
Condition Good++. Quite good colors. (Two worm-tracks near top (mostly to margins); narrow mat-line along bottom; tape stain top margin edge; scattered marks/wear; light toning.)
Reference/Illus "Hiroshige--Brooklyn Museum" pl#30.
Comments From Hiroshige's most celebrated series. A highly sought after image that Van Gogh reproduced in 1887 as an oil painting.
Unique visible "woodgrain" pattern confirms printing done via original blocks.
(See related article #4: on authentication of prints.
Item # EG-310
Price $1975 Sold/SK
(Guaranteed early original)