Hiroshige: Nihonbashi, Clearing After Snow (Nihonbashi yukibare)
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Title: Nihonbashi, Clearing After Snow (Nihonbashi yukibare)
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
Nihonbashi, Clearing After Snow(Nihonbashi yukibare). “This iconic view of Edo is perfect as a symbolic start of this great series.” (Smith II, 1986) We see a bustling fish market, fishermen in their boats, an already busy Nihonbashi Bridge, and to the left the fireproof storehouses of Edo. “Everything in this view suggests freshness and plenty”. (Smith II, 1986). This is a very early edition, with the bokashi dark in the center of the river and the 2-color bokashi in the title cartouche.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Barely visible center fold.
Dimensions: ôban 36.4 x 24.4 cm
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: Hiroshige One Hundred Famous View of Edo: plate 1.
Signature: Hiroshige ga