Hiroshige: Akasaka Kiribatake
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Akasaka Kiribatake
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
The truncated trunk of a beautiful paulownia tree dominates this view near the southern shore of Tameike, near Edo Castle. The name Kiribatake means “Paulownia Fields”. This design was later replaced by a rain scene by Hiroshige II; it is suspected that the original blocks for this work may have been damaged or lost.
Condition: Excellent impression, and color; very good condition. With extensive mica throughout.
Dimensions: ôban 36 x 23.7 cm
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: “Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”, plate 52.
Signature: Hiroshige ga