Hiroshige: A Snowy Gorge (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: A Snowy Gorge
Date: ca. 1843
Dramatic view of the Fuji River winding its way between tall mountains. This depiction is very much in the style of a vertical hanging scroll, and the drama of the scenery is enhanced by this format. Some small buildings and a few straw-coated figures give a sense of humanity and scale. Extremely rare.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei
Literature: Matthi Forrer’s “Hiroshige” (1997), plate 118. See also the Baur Collection, number G530.
Seal: Artist’s seal Ichiryûsai
Signature: Hiroshige hitsu