Hiroshige: Yoroi Ferry, Kaomi-chô
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Yoroi Ferry, Kaomi-chô
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
Cheerful view of a busy stretch of the Nihonbashi River. To the left we see a row of storehouses, indicating the plenty of the period and of the shôgun. An oarsman sculls a small chokibune towards the center of the river, while a load of cargo marked “tea” passes to his right. Left is a ferry full of standing passengers. Above flit swallows, and to the right we see a stylish young woman taking in the view, her parasol aloft against the sun. This design was chosen for the cover of Henry Smith II’s book on the series.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban (35.5 x 24.3 cm)
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: “Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”, plate 46.
Signature: Hiroshige ga