Hiroshige -- "100 Views Edo -- Hatsune Riding Grounds, Bakuro-cho, #6"

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Title "Hatsune Riding Grounds, Bakuro-cho," #6
("Bakurocho Hatsune no Baba")
Date First printing 1857; this edition is "1918 Edition."
Series "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo--1918 Edition"
("Meisho Edo Hyakkei")
Publisher Uo-ya Eikichi
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 5/8 x 13 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to lower/upper sky; highly detailed carving. (Minor offsetting right margin.)
Condition Very Good.
Fresh, strong colors.
(Light toning; some faint spotting; few scattered marks; light wear.) Unbacked.
Reference/Illus "Hiroshige--Brooklyn Museum" pl#6.
Comments A very fine printing from the "1918 Edition" by the original publisher Uo-ya Eikichi. Skillfully printed with much attention to detail, using many original blocks and supplementing with replacements when necessary--these prints rival the quality and appearance of earlier Edo-era prints.
Item # FG-090
Price $425
(Not a recent "re-strike"--guaranteed 97+ years old.)