Hiroshige -- "Vertical Tokaido -- Gate to Daimyojin Shrine, Mishima, #12"

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Title "Gate to Daimyojin Shrine, Mishima" #12
Date 1855
Provenance Consigned by a discriminating eastcoast USA collector.
Series "Fifty-three Famous Views of the Tokaido"
("Gojusan-Tsugi Meisho Zue")
Publisher Tsuta-ya
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 7/8 x 13 1/2
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to upper/lower sky, and foreground; nicely visible woodgrain in sky and foreground; highly detailed carving. (Slight "offsetting" at margin edges.)
Condition Very Good+++.
Excellent colors. (Three tiny repairs to margin; light soiling/staining bottom; few minor spots.) Unbacked.
Reference/Illus "1988 Ronin Gallery Catalogue" pl#812.
Comments Original print. "Torri gate" entrance to Mishima Shrine, with the Mishima Inns seen behind. Strongly visible woodgrain (foreground) is indicative of this being an early-state printing.
Item # MM-02
Price Special Pricing $695 (Sold/TA)
(Consignor selling entire collection)
(was $1100/$880)
(Guaranteed original)