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
Shitaya Hirokoji - Handsome view of a group of women with matching umbrellas making their way down a busy street on their way to view cherry blossoms. The large building on the corner is the silk store "Ito Matsuzakaya," and two delivery men are just setting off with packs of goods on their backs, wrapped in blue cloth bearing the shop's crest. At bottom center, a group of samurai can be identified by their two swords. In the distance, a cloud edged with rose and blue drifts across the deep green of a tree-covered hill. Attractively colored with wonderful architectural detail.
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 toning. Some prints have slight paper remnants or a paper strip on reverse at side from original publisher mounting. Some prints have a few creases or spots, or minor offsetting. Please see photos for details. Generally in good to nice condition overall.