Hiroshige: Horikiri Iris Garden (Horikiri no hanashôbu)
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Horikiri Iris Garden (Horikiri no hanashôbu)
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
Date: 1857/ 5
Famous close-up view of the iris known as hanashôbu, cultivated at Horikiri since the 17th century. We see groups of admirers in the distance, with a careful portrait of several varieties of 19th century hybrids in the foreground. Later impressions lack the bokashi on the flower at right.
Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Center fold.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: Hiroshige One Hundred Famous View of Edo:plate 64.
Seal: censor’s seal: aratame
Signature: Hiroshige ga