Hiroshige: Ryogoku Ekoin and Moto-Yanagibashi Bridge (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Title: Ryogoku Ekoin and Moto-Yanagibashi Bridge (Ryogoku Ekoin Moto-Yanagibashi)
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo Hyakkei)
Date: 1857

It is sunrise, and the city of Edo is just waking up. There is a subtle  message of excitement, however, as the giant drum-tower with the white flags flying tells us that it is the day of the twice-yearly sumo tournament at the temple of Ekoin. We see a portion of the drum itself at top left. Mount Fuji rises a pure white in the distance, and boats ply the Sumida River, sailing towards their morning markets.

Dimensions: ôban (36.4 x 24.6 cm)

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Center fold.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: Hiroshige One Hundred Famous View of Edo:plate 5.
Seal: Aratame and the year seal snake (1857) 8
Signature: Hiroshige ga