Hiroshige -- "60-Odd Provinces--Iga Province, Ueno Village"

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Artist Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Title "Iga Province, Ueno Village" #6 ("Iga, Ueno")
Date 1853 July
Provenance Private placement--consigned.
Series "Famous Views of the Sixty-Odd Provinces"
("Roguju Yoshu Meisho Zue")
Publisher Koshimura-ya Heisuke (Koshihei)
Seal, Carver/Printer Horita (carver)
Image Size 8 7/8 x 13 1/2
Impression Very Good. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky and water areas; distinctly visible "woodgrain" to mountain area; highly detailed carving. (Slight color off-setting.)
Condition Good. Excellent colors.
Full original margins.
(Margin wear/damages; few scattered worm-holes (2); thinning/missing upper corner; light wear; light toning.)
Reference/Illus "Hiroshige's Journeys in the 60-Odd Provinces" pl#6.
Comments Bridge over Kazu River at Ueno village.
"60-Odd Provinces" is considered to be technically Hiroshige's finest series. Unique visible "woodgrain" pattern confirms printing done via original blocks.
(See related article #4: on authentication of prints.
Item # LR-01
Price $550 (Sold/FW)
(Guaranteed early original)