by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Series; Eight Views of Shiba in the Eastern Capital
Eight Views of Shiba in the Eastern Capital - For his lovely series "Eight Views of Shiba in the Eastern Capital," Hiroshige confined himself to the famous Shiba district of Edo, depicting both popular and less well-known sights during snow and rain, spring and summer, rendered in clear, bright colors. These beautiful views show the area bustling with activity as pedestrians go about their daily lives, strolling through the streets, visiting shrines, or viewing cherry blossoms. Originals from the series are rare, as are these fine old reprints. A lovely and unusual series.
Yuyudo Publisher - In the early 20th century, the Yuyudo publishing house had already distinguished themselves as one of the finest publishers in Japan. They adhered to the same exacting standards of 19th century publishers while some of their publishing colleagues took shortcuts. In the 1950's, as interest Edo era woodblock prints was reigniting, Yuyudo embarked upon a project to produce reprints by the great masters from the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e. They hired the finest woodblock printers and carvers in the world for this endeavor. The resulting prints were some of the highest quality reproductions ever made. We are pleased to offer this beautiful reprint from the Yuyudo publisher in our auctions today. Yuyudo prints are exceptionally well done and very finely printed. Each bears a Yuyudo Publisher stamp on the margin or reverse. Bid now on prints from this fantastic collection!
Twilight Snow at Mount Atago; View of the Year-end Fair - Terrific view of the year-end fair at Atagoyama, a favorite site of residents during the Edo era. Visitors crowd the street carrying snow-covered umbrellas as they stroll among the shops, colorful red paper lanterns adding a festive air. A red gate towers over the scene, and the high hilltop location offers a view of rooftops stretching out to the water below. A terrific winter landscape enlivened with soft color, one of the best designs in the series.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.