Hiroshige: “Kôzuke Province, Mount Haruna Under Snow”. (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: “Kôzuke Province, Mount Haruna Under Snow”. First edition of this famous scene from “Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces.”
Series: “60-odd Famous Views of the Provinces”
Date: 8/1853

“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. An extremely early impression of the most appreciated design of the series “Famous Views of the Sixty-Odd Provinces.” This appears earlier than the Pulverer example, published in the Jansen book on the series in 2004.

Mount Haruna in Snow

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Binding holes left margin.
Dimensions: ôban
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 hitsu