Hiroshige: Dewa: Mogami River
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Dewa: Mogami River
Series: “60-odd Famous Views of the Provinces”
Date: 1853/8th month
“Dewa: Mogami River The Far View of Mt . Tsukiyama” (Dewa Mogamigawa Gassan Enbô).One of the most famous poems by Basho that appears in “Okuno hosomichi” is about the Mogami River. Mt.Gessan is the highest of the three mountains of Dewa.
Hiroshige did not go to Dewa to make this composition but it is very likely he received images through his friend Monk Kahô and publisher Konron-dô in Dewa (present Yamagata Prefecture).
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Slight rubbing in sky.
Publisher: Koshimuraya Heisuke
Literature: Suzuki: “Hiroshige rokujû yoshû meisho zue: Puverer Collection “ No.29
Seal: Murata & Kinugasa, 8th month of Ox Year; Carver: Hori Take
Signature: Hiroshige ga