Hiroshige: Kinokuni Hill
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Kinokuni Hill
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
Hiroshige very much conveys the discipline, precision and authority of this daimyo procession as it struts up Kinokuni Hill in Akasaka. The lead figure, leading in goose-step, also balances a standard in his palm, and will occasionally twirl and toss it in display. That the figures seem contrivedly rigid and exact is just what Hiroshige was aiming to communicate here. From the first, or deluxe edition.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. First, or deluxe edition.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II; Hiroshige One Hundred Famous View of Edo, plate 85.
Seal: Aratame & snake year
Signature: Hiroshige ga