Hiroshige: Cherry Blossom Viewing at Goten-yama
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Cherry Blossom Viewing at Goten-yama
Series: Three Views of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho mittsu no nagame)
Date: ca. 1839-42
Goten-yama hanami. Edo citizens enjoy picnicking, cherry blossom viewing and entertainments as they stroll along a bluff lined with blooming cherry trees. We see a food vendor grilling a treat at a stand as well as numerous entertainers, samurai and even a couple of stumbling drunks. Hiroshige has communicated the delights of a beautiful spring day and all the public pleasures it has to offer. Extremely rare; note that museum examples are of much later versions of this design.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.Center fold.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Tamba, 1965, #244.
Signature: Hiroshige ga