Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido - In 1832, Hiroshige first traveled from his home in Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto along the Tokaido road. The journey was an eye opening and life changing experience for him. As an urban man of Edo he had experienced life mainly in the capital. He immediately returned to Edo after the trip and began his masterwork woodblock series from the sketches he had made on his journey. Hiroshige's Tokaido prints are an opportunity to be transported back in time to see this world as Hiroshige did in the shadow of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
This Reprint Set - This nicely printed Tokaido set includes 47 reprints in album format. The set is missing 8 prints (Totsuka, Kuwana, Yokkaichi, Shono, Kameyama, Seki, Sakanoshita, and Tsuchiyama). The prints are attached at the sides concertina style with a vertical centerfold, and a back paper cover. It is missing the front cover. A nice way to acquire a group of these classic Edo era subjects.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Size - Images 8 7/8" x 13 3/8" + margins as shown; overall size 10 1/8" x 7 1/4" x 3/4"
Condition - With good color and detail as shown. Separation at ends of vertical centerfold. Slight toning. Most prints have ink marks. A few have creases. Nissaka, Yoshida, Kanaya, and Fukuroi separated along fold, repaired. Kambara has a loss and two V-shaped tears. Ten other prints have small losses or tears. Left half of Sanjo Bridge in Kyoto is glued to back cover. Front cover missing. Please see photos for details.
Examples from the Album
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