Hiroshige: Hilltop View, Yushima Tenjin Shrine (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Hilltop View, Yushima Tenjin Shrine
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
An optimistic, even festive view from Yushima Tenjin Shrine, overlooking Benten Shrine in the middle of Shinobazu Pond. The weather has cleared after a snowfall, as visitors climb the steps leading to the top of the shrine, whose entrance lies to the left through the stone torii. Even the first edition of this work has a yellow signature cartouche, which is unusual for this series.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban 36.3 x 24.3
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: “Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”, plate 117.
Signature: Hiroshige ga