Hiroshige -- "100 Views Edo--Fireworks Over Ryogoku Bridge"

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Artist Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Title "Fireworks Over Ryogoku Bridge" #98
("Ryogoku Hanabi")
Date First printing 1858;
this printing early 1900's.
Series "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo"
("Meisho Edo Hyakkei")
Publisher Seal unread
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 7/8 x 13 5/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" to overhead fireworks; nicely visible woodgrain; highly detailed carving.
(VIEW representative verso "bleed-through.")
Condition Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. (Light toning; few scattered marks.)
Reference/Illus "Hiroshige--Brooklyn Museum" pl#98.
Comments A spectacular fireworks image--one of Hiroshige's most dramatic designs. Faithfully re-printed using colors to emulate Hiroshige’s earlier prints with much attention to detail. Exceptional condition due to Muller's archival storage. Rarely seen.
Item # EG-692
Price $475 (Sold/DK)
(Not a recent "re-strike"--guaranteed 80-100 years old.)