1918 One Hundred Famous Views of Edo prints by publisher Uo-ya Eikichi - These 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. These breathtaking works are a rare find.
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 1/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning at edges, horizontal and diagonal folds, a few spots. Please see photos for details.
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