Hiroshige -- "Kasumigaseki Streetview after Snow"

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Artist Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Title "Kasumigaseki Streetview after Snow"
Date designed 1842-47
(1930-47 printing--not new.)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Army serviceman Lt Col Frank Fliniau--POW 1942-45, stationed in Tokyo 1946-58.
Series "Eight Snowscenes of the Eastern Capital"
("Toto Yukimi Hakkei")
Publisher Unsodo?
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 1/2 x 13 5/8
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; "gauffrage" (embossing) to snow accumulation and other details; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
(VIEW representative verso "bleed-through")
Condition Very Good. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Moderate toning; margin spotting; slight wear; few scattered marks.)
Still top-tipped to original presentation backing.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Originally designed 1842-47 by Hiroshige--these 8 snowscenes were never carved/printed until years later in 1928 by Shotaro Publisher. Evocative designs--these prints clearly demonstate Hiroshige's mastery of wintertime landscapes. These prints are known 1930-47 printings.
Item # PR-06G
Price Set of 8 prints -- $850 Sold/MT
($1600 if perfect)