Hiroshige: Ryôgoku Bridge and the Great Riverbank
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Ryôgoku Bridge and the Great Riverbank
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
HIroshige himself wrote that Ryôgoku Bridge was “the liveliest place in the Eastern Capital...day and night, the amusements never cease” (Ehon Edo Miyage, vol. I).Here we see a lively stream of pedestrian and aquatic commerce on the river itself, the bridge and the riverbank. One can feel the energy of the place in this design brimming with vitality and bright colors.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Repaired minor binding holes in margin.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: Hiroshige One Hundred Famous View of Edo: plate 59.
Signature: Hiroshige ga