14 November 2001,
Price realised GBP 5,640
GBP 2,000 - GBP 2,500
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1856)
Snow Gorge, an untitled vertical diptych depicting two boats in a snowy gorge passing under a narrow bridge on which a traveller is perilously balanced, signed Hiroshige hitsu with seal Ichiryusai, good impression, some fading of colour, good condition
Oban diptych: 29 1/8 x 9 13/16in. (74 x 25cm.)
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Another impression of this rare print is illustrated in Matthi Forrer, The Baur Collection: Japanese Prints (Geneva, 1994), no. G 530.
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