Hiroshige: Dawn at Kanda Myôjin Shrine (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Dawn at Kanda Myôjin Shrine
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
Date: 1857

The viewer is taken to the heart of one of Edo’s most important shrines in a scene of poignant expectantancy. A priest, a shrine maiden and an attendant all look towards the site of the rising sun. The scene is anchored by a fantastic cedar tree. Smith II describes this design as “masterful” and he praises “The astonishing subtlety of technique in this accomplished print...”.

Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: Hiroshige One Hundred Famous View of Edo:plate 10.
Seal: Aratame and the year seal snake (1857) 8
Signature: Hiroshige ga