Comments - Fascinating scene of a city on fire with brigades of firemen attempting to put out the blaze as it spreads from one wooden building to another. In the center, firemen work atop the roof of a burning building while at right other men climb ladders to the top of an adjacent structure. Firemen carrying brigade standards trimmed with fringe take up prominent positions to call their troops to duty. Smoke and flames billow across the scene and the standards of countless brigades can be see across the area. Please note that some of the red orange pigment used has oxidized to a darker tone. A dynamic, dramatic image of firemen in action, wonderfully detailed.
Artist - Edo era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 29 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight separation at ends of vertical fold at side of each panel, a few holes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.