Hiroshige: Chiyogaike Pond, Meguro
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Chiyogaike Pond, Meguro
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
From “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”. A cascading waterfall fills Chiyo’s Pond, named after an ancient samurai’s wife. This version has strong yellows where other versions use more purple. The reflections of the trees in the pond are a notable feature, as Hiroshige did not use reflections in very many of his prints, as it was something of an exotic import.
Condition: Excellent color. Very good impression and condition. Very light areas of pink pigment transer, upper left.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: “Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”, plate 23.
Signature: Hiroshige ga