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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
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JAPANESE PRINTS FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN COLLECTION
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

A set of six woodblock prints from an untitled series of famous places in various provinces

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
A set of six woodblock prints from an untitled series of famous places in various provinces
Woodblock prints, each sealed Hiro and Shige, one with additional seal Ichiryusai, published circa 1835, comprising:
1. Suo Gokei (Gokei Gorge in Suo Province)
2. Soshu Enoshima (The grotto at Enoshima in Soshu Province)
3. Shodoshima Bishamon hara (Bishamon Cave in Shodoshima Island)
4. Sunshu Satta mine (Satta Pass in Suruga Province)
5. Zuso Hakone yama (Full moon in the Hakone Mountains in Izu Province)
6. Awa Naruto (Naruto whirlpools in Awa Province)
Each sheet 10 x 4 7/8 in. (25.4 x 12.4 cm.) approx.
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This rare set of six prints were printed three to an oban sheet. Each print is titled imitating a red seal to the right of a Chinese poem on each design. See Roger S. Keyes, Japanese Woodblock Prints: A Catalogue of the Mary A. Ainsworth Collection, Allen Memorial Art Museum, (Ohio, 1984), p. 226. Five designs of the set are in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (accession nos. 21.7848, 21.7849, 21.7850, 54.217, 54.218). The other design is in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (accession no. 96.146.249).

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