Hiroshige: Kôzuke Province, Mount Haruna Under Snow 六十余州名所図会 上野 榛名山雪中
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Kôzuke Province, Mount Haruna Under Snow
Series: “60-odd Famous Views of the Provinces” (Rokujûyoshû meisho zue).
“Kôzuke Province, Mount Haruna Under Snow”. Haruna Temple, an important pilgrimage site and sanctuary, stands out in brilliant red against an imposing and snowy backdrop. A solitary figure crosses the red bridge known as Ninuri hashi spanning the snowy precipice known as Gyôyatani, “Ascetic’s Valley”, dwarfed by the scale around him. Two other travelers make their way along the snowy path. One of the top designs in the series. The complete set includes one image from each of the 68 provinces, plus two for Edo and a contents page, for a total of 70 prints in all.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Minor rubbing lower margin.
Dimensions: ôban 36.8 x 24.8
Publisher: Koshimuraya Heisuke
Literature: See Jansen (Hotei), 2004, number 26.
Seal: Block-cutter: Yokogawa Takejirô; Censor’s seal:Murata/kinugasa Date seal:Ox 8th month Signature: Hiroshige ga