Nihonbashi, 1862

by Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

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Nihonbashi, 1862 by Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

Original Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869) Japanese Woodblock Print
Nihonbashi, 1862

Series; Thirty-six Views of the Eastern Capital

Thirty-six Views of the Eastern Capital - Great design from a series pairing kabuki actors with famous views of Edo. Published between 1863 and 1865, Toyokuni III contributed sixteen designs before his death, with Kunichika creating the rest of the prints for the series. These attractive images feature large, well-detailed figures in front of classic landscapes and city scenes from the Eastern Capital. Toyokuni III's student Kunihisa contributed the backgrounds for his images. A rarely seen series and a great choice for a kabuki enthusiast. 

Nihonbashi, 1862 - Handsome view of the Sumida River from the Nihonbashi or Nihon Bridge. A procession of firemen is crossing the structure, with a brigade standard called a matoi visible at right and a ladder in the center, used to perform acrobatics during the parade. Someone has removed the dotted cloth tied around his forehead and tossed it into the sky, where it hangs weightless next to the ladder. An interesting subject, nicely detailed.

Artist - Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Vertical fold near side. Tiny wormhole, repaired. Slight toning, a few spots. Please see photos for details.

Nihonbashi, 1862 by Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)
Nihonbashi, 1862 by Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

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