Hiroshige -- "60-Odd Provinces--Yamashiro Province, Togetsu Bridge at Arashiyama"

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Artist Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Title "Yamashiro Province, Tegetsu Bridge at Arashiyama" #1 ("Yamashiro, Arashiyama, Togetsukyo")
Date 1853 August
Provenance Private placement--consigned.
Series "Famous Views of the Sixty-Odd Provinces"
("Roguju Yoshu Meisho Zue")
Publisher Koshimura-ya Heisuke (Koshihei)
Seal, Carver/Printer Yokogawa, Takejiro (carver)
Image Size 8 7/8 x 13 1/2
Impression Very Good. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky and water areas; visible "woodgrain" to sky and cloud areas; highly detailed carving. (Slight color off-setting.)
Condition Good++. Excellent colors.
Full original margins. (Margin wear/damages; 3 scattered worm-holes; thinning upper verso corners; light wear; light toning.)
Reference/Illus "Hiroshige's Journeys in the 60-Odd Provinces" pl#1.
Comments Togetsu Bridge below a cloudy Mount Arashi.
"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-03
Price $550 (Sold/FW)
(Guaranteed early original)