Hiroshige 広重: Lake at Hakone (Hakone no kosui)

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Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Title: Lake at Hakone はこねの湖すい (Hakone no kosui)
Series: Thirty-six Views of Mt Fuji 富士三十六景 (Fuji sanju rokkei)
Date: 4/1858

The unmistakable and symmetric cone of Mount Fuji rises clear and strong above the mists as seen from Lake Ashinoko (also known as Hakone Lake) in the resort area of Hakone. Not a soul is in evidence, nor signs of  human habitation, as our view features green hills atop gentle yellow cliffs. This scene is probably almost the same today, as the area remains very lightly developed. Bright yellow clouds lie just beyond Mount Fuji, so this may likely be a morning view.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition, with unusually large, clean margins. Mint.
Dimensions: ôban (37.7 x 25.4 cm)
Publisher: Tsuta-ya Kichizô
Signature: Hiroshige ga