by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Series; Six Jewel Rivers in Various Provinces
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The Ide Jewel River in Yamashiro Province, circa 1835 - 1836 - 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. From a later edition.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Vertical centerfold. A few wormholes, thinning areas, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing, rubbing at edges, a few stains. Please see photos for details.
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