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
Aoi Slope, Outside Toranomon Gate - Interesting night view of Aoi Slope outside the Tornanoemon Gate of Edo Castle. At lower right, two apprentices return from customary winter visits to bathe in icy water at Konpira Shrine, where they would pray to improve their skills. At center right, water rushes from Tameike Pond into the outer moat. At lower left, a couple of dogs rest in the middle of the road, two noodle vendors with portable stalls visible at right. Stars twinkle in the evening sky and a flock of geese flies past the crescent moon. Nicely detailed and shaded.
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. 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.