Hiroshige -- "Vertical Tokaido -- Nawate Road near Akasaka, #37"

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Title "Yajiro Mistakes Kitahachi for a Fox, Nawate Road near Akasaka" #37
Date First printing 1855;
this edition is 1891 "Memorial Edition."
Series "Fifty-three Famous Views of the Tokaido--Memorial Edition" ("Gojusan-Tsugi Meisho Zue")
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 3/4 x 13 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to upper/lower sky, boat, stone walls, and title cartouche; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good to Nearly Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. (Light toning; few minor spots; single hole repair right margin; slight wear.) Retains original album backing.
Reference/Illus "1988 Ronin Gallery Catalogue" pl#812.
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 # FG-087
Price $375 (Not a recent "re-strike"--guaranteed 124+ years old.)