Hiroshige: Hatsune Riding Grounds, Bakuro-cho
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Hatsune Riding Grounds, Bakuro-cho
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo Hyakkei)
Bakuro-cho Hatsune no Baba. As Henry Smith II says, “A sense of calm pervades this gentle spring view of the open space known as Hatsune no Baba, located in downtown Edo not far from Asakusa Gate.” Dyers from Konya-cho have strung bolts of cloth to dry, also spanning the foreground of the design. The willow trees have tiny green buds. Woodgrain is evident in the sky and the white cloth features blindprinting, here called nunome-zuri, fabric printing.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Large, clean margins.
Dimensions: 36.5 x 24.7 cm
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: “Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”, plate 6.
Signature: Hiroshige ga