Hiroshige -- "Rain at Karasaki"

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Artist Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Title "Rain at Karasaki"
("Karasaki Yau")
Date Originally published 1834; later "re-strike" edition, ca1930/40's.
Series "Eight Views of Lake Biwa" ("Omi Hakkei no Uchi")
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 7/8 x 13 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; nice silver "mica" over-printing as streaks of falling rain; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. (Light toning; scattered faint spotting margins.)
Reference/Illus "Hiroshige--James A. Michener Collection" pl#III-3-A.
Comments A wonderful image of the huge pine at Karasaki towering in a night rain over the stone embankment--faithfully reproduced.
(Not new--clearly on nicely "age-mellowed" paper.)
Item # EG-347
Price $295