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
Nakagawa River Mouth - Two canals meeting at the mouth of the Nakagawa River were dug during the era of Tokugawa Ieyasu to facilitate the transport of cargo into the city. However, such easy movement also provided a quick way for enemies to enter the city. Thus, in the lower left corner, just barely visible are the roofs of a bakufu guard station. An attractively colored design, with the deep green of the land contrasting nicely with the softly shaded blue water and the red tinged clouds drifting across the sky above.
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. Paper remnant on reverse at sides from original publisher mounting. Slight toning at edges. Some prints have a few spots or creases. Please see photos for details.