Hiroshige 広重: Blossoms on the Tama River Embankment 玉川堤の花 (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) 広重
Title: Cherry Blossoms on the Tama River Embankment 玉川堤の花
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo Hyakkei)
Date: 1856

The Tama Aqueduct, called here the Tama River, flows in a pleasing curve beneath blooming cherry trees in this festive springtime view. Crowds are out for the blooms, and on the opposite banks we see diners in restaurants also admiring the view. Cherry trees were planted here as early as the 1730s, so the ones seen here may be more than one hundred years old.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Center fold.
Dimensions: ôban (36.4 x 24.6 cm)
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: Hiroshige One Hundred Famous View of Edo, plate 42. See Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Signature: Hiroshige ga