Hiroshige: Dawn Inside the Yoshiwara (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Dawn Inside the Yoshiwara
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
Date: 4/1857

“In one of the most beautifully executed prints of the entire series, Hiroshige has here placed us in a strangely evocative zone of transition, as dawn begins to break in the Yoshiwara licensed quarter”. (Henry Smith II). A male guest adjusts his head covering as he heads for home, passing the planted cherry trees after a night in the district. We see the coming of the dawn as three figures in the middle distance prepare for the departure of a guest, who is bid farewell by the courtesan herself, dressed in bright red.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: “Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”, plate 38.
Signature: Hiroshige ga