Hiroshige: Moto-Hachiman Shrine, Sumamura
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Moto-Hachiman Shrine, Sumamura
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
We see only the stone torii, or entrance gate, to the famous Moto-Hachiman Shrine. Our viewpoint is from the shrine itself. Hiroshige’s famous flowing diagonals are fully in evidence in this peaceful view. Early impression, with woodgrain evident in the sky.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: “Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”, plate 29.
Signature: Hiroshige ga