Hiroshige -- "60-Odd Provinces--Mino Province, Yoro Waterfall"

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Artist Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Title "Mino Province, Yoro Waterfall" #23 ("Mino, Yoro no Taki")
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, Tekejiro (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 area; highly detailed carving. (Slight color off-setting; smudge to lower water area.)
Condition Fair to Good. Excellent colors. Full original margins.
(Margin wear/damages; 4+ scattered worm-holes with loss lower/left; creasing upper/left corner; light wear; light toning.)
Reference/Illus "Hiroshige's Journeys in the 60-Odd Provinces" pl#23.
Comments Yoro Waterfall off of Mount Tado--famous since ancient times. "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-04
Price $395 (Sold/FW)
(Guaranteed early original)