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
Ushimachi, Takanawa - Striking image of Ushimachi near the Takanawa Gate, the view framed by the wheel and shafts of an ox cart at right. A colorful rainbow arches across the sky over the water, with boats anchored in the harbor below. Two puppies play on the embankment, one chewing a straw sandal. The striped watermelon rinds on the ground cleverly echo the bands of color in the rainbow. An attractive design with fine bokashi shading.
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. Some paper remnants from previous mounting. Some toning at edges. Please see photos for details.