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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 297

    Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

    UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

    Price Realised  

    Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
    Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi [The fifty-three stations of the Tokaido] (The "Gyosho" Tokaido)
    Eighty-five prints from the series, including some facsimiles and duplicates, published by Ezakiya Kichibei, Ezakiya Tatsuzo and Yamadaya Shojiro and each signed Hiroshige ga, fair impressions and colour, some trimmed, some faded or toned, soiled, damages
    Aiban yoko-e (85)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    From the Collection of the late Thomas Yoseloff.

    Thomas Yoseloff was a book publisher fascinated by printing techniques and therefore became attracted by Japanese woodblock prints. He formed this collection during the 1950's and 60's to further his studies of print making. He was well known in the publishing world as the owner of the prestigious Golden Cockerel Press, and as an author. His publications include the renowned biography of Laurence Sterne, A Fellow of Infinite Jest.