Chikanobu -- "Snowy Scenery at Sumida River Bank"

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Artist Chikanobu TOYOHARA
Title "Snowy Scenery at Sumida River Bank"
("Sumida-zutusmi no Setsukei")
Date ca1880-90
Provenance Private placement--1847-49 military service consignment.
Series "Famous Views of the Sixty-Odd Provinces"
("Roguju Yoshu Meisho Zue")
Publisher Takekawa
Seal, Carver/Printer Yokogawa, Takejiro (carver)
Image Size Three sheets 9 3/8 x 14 1/4;
(28 1/8 x 14 1/4 overall)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to cartouche and sky/water areas; "burnishing" to boat's black areas; highly detailed carving. (VIEW representative verso "bleed-through.")
Condition Very Good++. Excellent colors. Full original margins. (Stain upper, creasing lower/right to left panel; light creasing/wear; light toning.) Still top-topped into original folder.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Snowy scene of pleasure boat along the Sumida River. Original 1880/90's print.
(See related article #4: on authentication of prints.
Item # LR-06
Price $575 (Sold/SX)
(Guaranteed early original)