Forty-eight Selected Views of Edo, 1892 - Not much is known or published about this unusual and rare series, "Forty-eight Selected Views of Edo," which features some of the finest designs from Hiroshige's original "One Hundred Views of Edo" series. Published in 1892 by Kodama Matashichi, the series includes striking prints produced with the original blocks, and in some cases, the addition of new blocks. This memorial series includes some of Hiroshige's most memorable images, many of which are now hard to find from the original edition. Beautifully detailed with soft shading and fine line work, prints from the "Selected Views" are a great opportunity to acquire these classic Hiroshige subjects.
Ichigaya Hachiman Shrine - Handsome view of Ichigaya Hachiman Shrine looking over outer moat of Edo Castle. The shore is lined with teahouses and shops, with steps leading up the hill at right to the shrine nestled among leafy green foliage and flowering cherry trees. At far left, the watchtower and outer walls of the Owari mansion can be seen. Clouds drift across the scene, and a flock of birds flies off into the evening sky. An attractive image, nicely colored and shaded.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/8" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight toning. Some prints have a few spots or creases, or light ink offsetting. Please see photos for details. Generally in good condition overall.
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