Mannen Bridge, Fukagawa

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Mannen Bridge, Fukagawa by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Mannen Bridge, Fukagawa

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.

Mannen Bridge, Fukagawa - Striking composition of a turtle dangling from the handle of a bucket on the Mannen Bridge, with a view of the water and Mt. Fuji beyond. In Edo, vendors sold small turtles, carp, and eel near bridges for customers to purchase and release, a practice thought to ensure good karma. The charming turtle seems peaceful as it looks out over the boats on the river, with the handle of the bucket on the left and the bridge railings framing the vista and serving to contrast the confining frontal space with the expansive landscape beyond. A wonderful, captivating design by Hiroshige.

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. Slight thinning at corners, repaired. Slight creasing at edges. Please see photos for details.

Mannen Bridge, Fukagawa by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Mannen Bridge, Fukagawa by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)