Hiroshige 広重: Rokusozan in Kazusa Province 上総鹿楚山

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Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige 広重 (1797-1858)
Title: Rokusozan in Kazusa Province 上総鹿楚山
Series: Thirty-six Views of Mt Fuji 冨士三十六景 (Fuji sanjûrokkei)
Date: 1858

Mount Rokuso in Kazusa Province. A woman is led on horseback past a breathtaking vista of Mount Fuji across Edo Bay. Cherry trees line the path, and they are about to pass beneath a wooden torii. A giant cryptomeria tree towers over the scene, and cherry trees line the lower path. Behind her a woman and child are starting the ascent on foot.

Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Nearly invisible center fold (that could be removed by a restorer).
Dimensions: ôban (35 x 23.5 cm)
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizô
Literature: See the following museum collections:  Honolulu Museum of Art,  Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Minneapolis Institute of Art, British Museum. 

Signature: Hiroshige ga