||"Mino Province, Yoro Waterfall" #23 ("Mino, Yoro no Taki")
||"Famous Views of the Sixty-Odd Provinces"
("Roguju Yoshu Meisho Zue")
||Koshimura-ya Heisuke (Koshihei)
||Yokogawa, Tekejiro (carver)
||8 7/8 x 13 1/2
||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.)
||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.)
||"Hiroshige's Journeys in the 60-Odd Provinces" pl#23.
||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.
(Guaranteed early original)