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
Hall of Thirty-Three Bays, Fukagawa - Handsome panoramic view of the Hall of Thirty-three Bays in Fukagawa. This large, impressive structure was built during the Edo period to encourage martial arts, and archery competitions took place in the long courtyard in the foreground. Visitors stroll along either side of the building, and a few tea stands line the embankment above. Lumber floats on the water nearby, as a large lumberyard was located in Fukagawa. An interesting composition with the diagonal form of the building running across the design an allusion to a shooting arrow. Nicely detailed and shaded.
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. A few prints have slight paper remnants on reverse at side from original publisher mounting or minor offsetting. Some prints have a few creases or spots. Please see photos for details. Generally in good to nice condition overall.