Kusatsu in Omi province: Panorama of the Eight Views of Omi

by Utagawa Shigekiyo (active circa 1860 - 1890)

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Kusatsu in Omi province: Panorama of the Eight Views of Omi by Utagawa Shigekiyo (active circa 1860 - 1890)

Original Utagawa Shigekiyo (active circa 1860 - 1890) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kusatsu in Omi province: Panorama of the Eight Views of Omi

Series; Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido, 1872
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Kusatsu in Omi province: Panorama of the Eight Views of Omi - Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Station - Terrific design from a Tokaido Road series pairing images with verses in calligraphy for the different stations. Different artists contributed designs, including Yoshitora and Kunisada II. The large pictures include landscapes, figures from history and legend, and scenes from kabuki plays and folktales. Several prints feature comic illustrations, including the adventures and mishaps of Kita and Yaji, the bumbling travelers from the popular novel "Shank's Mare." Others include travelers in Western attire or distinctly modern Meiji subjects. These imaginative prints are beautifully detailed with attractive color and fine line work, and offer an interesting Meiji era take on the classic Tokaido subject. A great choice for collectors interested in life along the Tokaido Road.

Artist - Utagawa Shigekiyo (active circa 1860 - 1890)

Image Size - 13 1/8" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small loss at corner, a few wormholes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Kusatsu in Omi province: Panorama of the Eight Views of Omi by Utagawa Shigekiyo (active circa 1860 - 1890)
Kusatsu in Omi province: Panorama of the Eight Views of Omi by Utagawa Shigekiyo (active circa 1860 - 1890)

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