Hiroshige: Spiral Hall, Five Hundred Rakan Temple (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Spiral Hall, Five Hundred Rakan Temple: Gohyuaku Rakan Sazaidô
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
Date: 1857

Visitors enjoy the splendid view over the bright green fields on the eastern fringe of Edo. They would have just finished the condensed, mini-journey offered by this unusual building, which replicates three separate 33-Kannon pilgrimages in a spiral formation. Note the strong woodgrain in the sky, further evidence of an early impression.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban 35.7 x 24 cm
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: Hiroshige One Hundred Famous View of Edo: plate 66.
Seal: Aratame and the year seal snake (1857) 8
Signature: Hiroshige ga