by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Series; Six Jewel Rivers in the Various Provinces, circa 1835 - 1836
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The Ide Jewel River in Yamashiro Province - Charming Hiroshige landscape from a series depicting the six famous Tamagawa or Jewel Rivers. The design shows the twelfth-century nobleman and poet Fujiwara no Shunzei riding across the Ide Jewel River in Yamashiro Province, pausing to admire the beautiful yellow yamabuki flowers growing along the water's edge. The sight inspired him to write a poem about the lovely blossoms:
I'll halt my pony
and water him again, where
flowers mingle dewdrops with the
Jewel River of Ide.
The courtier is accompanied by three servants, one leading his horse and another carrying a wrapped standard over his shoulder. A handsome design of this classic imagery for the Ide River.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 1/4" x 13"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. A few small holes and thinning spots, repaired. Toning, slight soiling and creasing, vertical lines of surface abrasion, stains. Please see photos for details.
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