Hiroshige: Temple Gardens, Nippori, from 100 Views of Edo (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Title: Temple Gardens, Nippori
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo Hyakkei)
Visitors enjoy the blooming cherry trees in the three connected gardens that form the Temple Gardens of Nippori, in the outskirts of Edo. We see two weeping cherry trees at left, and numerous other blooming cherry trees throughout the garden. To the right, charmingly cropped, is the topiary in the form of a boat that was one of Shushoin gardens most famous attractions.
Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Barely visible center fold.
Dimensions: ôban (36.5 x 24.6 cm)
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: Hiroshige One Hundred Famous View of Edo, plate 14.
Seal: Censor’s seal “Aratame” and Date seal
Signature: Hiroshige ga