Hiroshige: View of Shiba Coast
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: View of Shiba Coast
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
Two flocks of small gulls fly across the water; each bird has a different expression. These are miyakodori, shown in winter plumage. The strong diagonals and large forefront elements that are characteristic of this series are just being developed in this image. First, or deluxe edition.
Condition: Excellent impression and color: very good condition. Right margin has been replaced. First, or deluxe edition.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: “Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous View of Edo”, plate 108.
Signature: Hiroshige ga