Hiroshige: The Goldmines in Sado Province
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: The Goldmines in Sado Province
Series: “60-odd Famous Views of the Provinces” (Rokujûyoshû meisho zue).
Date: 1853/9th month
Design of the goldmines that Hiroshige based on a design by Hokusai. Apparently the mines were so rich that they were a main source of finance for the shogunal government.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Minor surface soil in lower margin and minor binding holes at left.
Publisher: Koshimuraya Heisuke
Literature: See “Hiroshige’s Journey in the 60-Odd Provinces”, plate 36 page 101.
Signature: Hiroshige ga