1918 One Hundred Famous Views of Edo prints from publisher Uo-ya Eikichi - These 1918 prints are from a beautiful posthumous reprint release of Hiroshige prints by the original series publisher Uo-ya Eikichi. In 1918 Uo-ya Eikichi re-released a complete set of Hiroshige’s "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo" in a small edition, with prints of the highest quality rivaling those of the lifetime edition. Using only the most skilled printers and carefully matching the paper and inks to the
Bikuni Bridge in Snow - Departing from the beautiful, famous sites of Edo, in this print Hiroshige depicts a disreputable sort of place. The Bikuni Bridge area was known to be a dirty, somewhat dangerous, area in Edo. On either side of the pathway, vendors advertise two favorite foods enjoyed in wintertime. At right, a small stall offers roasted yams, while on the left, a sign advertises roasted chestnuts. Both snacks are still favorites in Tokyo today. A few dogs nose about the shop at right, while a laborer with a yoke over his shoulder trudges through the ankle-deep snow towards the bridge. A handsome snow scene with fine bokashi shading in the sky.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 3/8" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few prints have slight paper remnants on reverse at side from original publisher mounting or minor offsetting. Some prints have a few creases or spots. Please see photos for details.