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
Takata Riding Grounds - Striking view of the Takata Riding Grounds, with a large archery target suspended from poles beneath a tree in the foreground. Samurai used the grounds for practicing martial arts. At right, archers take aim, several arrows already lying on the ground beneath the target, while on the track just beyond, two riders race past each other. Two horsemen race around the surrounding track. Beyond pines and rice fields, Fuji rises in the distance against the rosy horizon. Lovely color and fine bokashi shading.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning at edges. Some prints have a few spots or creases, or a paper remnant on reverse at side from original publisher mounting. A hole, repaired. Please see photos for details.