Hiroshige: Harimaze with Keyblock
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Harimaze with Keyblock
Series: Pictures of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido (Tokaido gojusan tsugi zue)
Fujisawa, Totsuka, Hodogaya, and Kanagawa. Number two from the series “Pictures of the 53 Stations of the Tokaido”. Harimaze, with a view of Mount fuji at top, a beauty at left, and a man magically aged by smoke on the right. We see bridge pilings in a gourd-shaped cartouche, lower center. With the number “Two” printed at tip, near the date seal. Includes an untrimmed example of the original keyblock, complete with the kento (registration marks).
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban (36.8 x 25.4 cm)
Publisher: Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kindôdô)
Literature: See Chazen Van Vleck collection online.
Seal: Artist’s seal
Signature: Hiroshige ga