Hiroshige: Hibiya and Soto-Sakurada from Yamashita-chô. (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Hibiya and Soto-Sakurada from Yamashita-chô.
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
New Year’s festivities are indicated by the flying kites as well as the two battledores tossing the shuttlecock that floats in the middle sky. We see the entrance to the mansion of the Nabeshima clan just beyond the curve of the moat. From the series “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo.” With extensive woodgrain evident in the sky and foreground.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Large margins.
Dimensions: ôban 37.4 25.4 cm
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: “Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”, plate 3.
Signature: Hiroshige ga