Ushimachi, Takanawa

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Ushimachi, Takanawa by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Ushimachi, Takanawa

Series; One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Uo-ya Eikichi 1918 Edition Reprint

1918 One Hundred Famous Views of Edo prints from publisher Uo-ya Eikichi - These 1918 prints are from a beautiful posthumous reprint release of Hiroshige prints by the original series publisher Uo-ya Eikichi. In 1918 Uo-ya Eikichi re-released a complete set of Hiroshige’s "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo" in a small edition, with prints of the highest quality rivaling those of the lifetime edition. Using only the most skilled printers and carefully matching the paper and inks to the Edo era printing. This masterwork series includes some of Hiroshige's most famous and memorable subjects. Today, these prints are valuable and sought after by collectors. As Hiroshige's lifetime prints have continued to climb in price, this wonderful 1918 edition from Uo-ya Eikichi offers a great opportunity to collect these original Hiroshige designs at a much lower price. If you have always wanted to collect from Hiroshige's "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo," but find lifetime Hiroshige masterworks outside of your price range, take advantage of this excellent opportunity. Take some time to browse our beautiful collection this evening. These breathtaking works are a rare find.

Ushimachi, Takanawa - Striking image of Ushimachi near the Takanawa Gate, the view framed by the wheel and shafts of an ox cart at right. A colorful rainbow arches across the sky over the water, with boats anchored in the harbor below. Two puppies play on the embankment, one chewing a straw sandal. The striped watermelon rinds on the ground cleverly echo the bands of color in the rainbow. An attractive design with fine bokashi shading.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two small V-shaped tears, a couple small holes, small tear and slight thinning at edge, repaired. A couple creases. Please see photos for details.

Ushimachi, Takanawa by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Ushimachi, Takanawa by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)