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
Towboats Along the Yotsugi-dori Canal - Striking view of the Yotsugi-dori Canal in Edo, originally built to supply drinking water to Fukagawa, with a passenger towboat service during Hiroshige's time. Passengers ride in boats pulled by men walking along the towpath, the canal curving into the distance as clouds drift across the horizon. Interestingly, the canal was actually straight, but Hiroshige added the curve, which creates a nice sense of movement and distance. A lovely design, attractively color and shaded.
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.