Kuniyoshi: Five Stations Together on the Tokaido (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Five Stations Together on the Tokaido
Series: Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road, Five Famous Places [Together] (Tokaido gojisan eki go shuku meisho)
Date: ca 1830-35
Number Three: Oiso, Odawara, Hakone, Mishima and Numazu Stations. Travellers stop to marvel at the Koshiseki, aslo known as Tiger Cub Rock. We see Hakone station in the distance, which Hiroshige famously depicted with many colors. Scarce series. Perhaps he wanted to prove something to Hiroshige in terms of his own landscape dexterity?
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Minor creasing and surface soil.
Publisher: Tsuruya Kihei and Tsutaya Kichizô
Literature: See Heroes and Ghosts, 20,3. BM, MET, MFA.
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi shukuzu