Hiroshige -- "Crane, Pine, and Sun" ("kakemono")

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Artist ANDO Hiroshige
(1797-1858)
Title "Crane, Pine, and Sun"
(given name)
Series na
Date 1852-53 (original print)
Publisher na
Carver na
Image Size 9 1/2 x 28 overall ("kakemono-e" format)
(2 sheets--not joined)
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sun; highly detailed carving.
Condition Good overall.
Quite Good colors.
(Light toning; several losses/tears repaired from reverse; scattered spotting, marks, wear.)
Reference/Illus Honolulu Museum of Art
Comments A dramatic "kacho-ga" Hiroshige design of a crane resting atop a pine branch set against a crimson sunset. Rarely seen "kakemono" by Japan's acknowledged landscape master.
Item # GG-093
Price $950
(Guarantee original)