Hiratsuka: Ferry at the Banyu River; Serving Women at an Inn with Food - Attractive print from a joint Tokaido Road series featuring landscapes by Hiroshige and figures by Toyokuni III. Here, a waitress carries meals on lacquer trays to the guests at an inn, followed by a young girl helping her. Each tray holds a plate of fish, several covered bowls, and chopsticks. The beauty smiles as she looks back, a gourd print apron tied over her kimono and a towel draped over her shoulder. Above, Hiroshige shows a view of the ferry crossing on the Banyu River. A village can be seen nestled beneath the pines on the opposite shore, and Mt. Fuji appears on the horizon above low white clouds. A charming image. This print is from a later edition with a colored background.
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Tiny loss at corner, a few small holes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing, slight rubbing at corner. Please see photos for details.
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