Hiroshige: Horikiri Iris Garden
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Horikiri Iris Garden
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
Three carefully detailed specimens of hanashôbu hybrids claim the picture plane. Across the canal we see sightseers appreciating the beauty of the May bloom of these beautiful irises, which came to be exported to the west in the late 19th century. Only the early editions have the gradation of the purple on the boom at right--in later editions it appears a solid purple.
Condition: Excellent impression. Good color and condition.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: Hiroshige One Hundred Famous View of Edo:plate 64.
Signature: Hiroshige ga