Hiroshige II: Smoking Mount Asama, Shinano Province (First Edition)
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826-1869)
Title: Bellflower Meadow
Series: One Hundred Views of Famous Places in the Provinces (Shokoku meisho hyakkei)
Mt. Asama in Shinano Province smolders beautifully, the smoke wafting in an array of colors. It is autumn as may be seen by the foliage, and two travelers must fight the wind as they walk along the path in the foreground. One is seen chasing his hat. First (deluxe) edition, with all the additions of extra bokashi and large areas of sparkling mica. 諸国名所百景 信州 浅間山 真景. One of Hiroshige II’s best designs from his finest series.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Expertly repaired binding holes, left margin, otherwise perfect condition. Large margins and extensive mica. Very clean.
Dimensions: ôban 36.4 x 25.4 cm
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: See BM, MFA websites.
Signature: Hiroshige ga