Hiroshige: Province Chikuzen: Picture of Sea at Hakozaki, Umi no Nakamichi (Chikuzen: Hakozaki, Umi no nakamichi)
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Province Chikuzen: Picture of Sea at Hakozaki, Umi no Nakamichi (Chikuzen: Hakozaki, Umi no nakamichi)
Series: “60-odd Famous Views of the Provinces” (Rokujûyoshû meisho zue)
The sandy peninsula depicted in this print is the “Path in the Middle of the Sea” (Umi no nakamichi) with the village Akozaki to the left and the torii gate of the Hakozaki Shrine at bottom right. To the right of the peninsula is Hakata Bay. This is an early impression, with extensive woodgrain evident in the top and bottom areas of the sea and mica in the sky.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban 36.7 x 25.1 cm
Publisher: Koshimuraya Heisuke
Literature: See “Hiroshige’s Journey in the 60-Odd Provinces”, plate 39, page 147.
Seal: Carver’s seal: hori sôji
Signature: Hiroshige ga