Hiroshige: Rain at Tsuchiyama (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Tsuchiyama: the Suzaka Mountains (Tsuchiyama, Suzukayama uchu no zu). 
Series: Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido in gyôsho style (Tôkaidô gojyû-san tsugi no zu) (Gyôsho Tôkaidô)
Date: 1841-42

Tsuchiyama: the Suzaka Mountains (Tsuchiyama, Suzukayama uchu no zu). Two porters with straw capes carry loads on their back as they make their way through ankle-deep mud on the mountain path. It is raining, and the porters seem to be in good humor despite the rain and mud. One of them carries what looks like a wrapped banner. Behind them are the two (bannermen?) whose belongings the men must be porting.

Dimensions: aiban (22.6 x 33.3 cm)
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Restored center fold and expertly repaired wormage in upper margin.
Publisher: Tenjudo
Signature: Hiroshige ga