Benten Shrine, Inokashira Pond

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Benten Shrine, Inokashira Pond by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Benten Shrine, Inokashira Pond

Series; One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Uo-ya Eikichi 1918 Edition Reprint
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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.

Benten Shrine, Inokashira Pond - Serene, peaceful view of Benten Shrine and the surrounding Inokashira Pond. At lower left, visitors cross over a bridge to the island housing the shrine. Egrets fly over the water, with reeds growing in the shallows around the shore. In the distance, the Nikko Range of mountains rises above low-lying clouds. An attractive composition, nicely colored 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 paper remnants on reverse at side from original publisher mounting. Small tear at edge, repaired. Slight toning a couple creases. Please see photos for details.

Benten Shrine, Inokashira Pond by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Benten Shrine, Inokashira Pond by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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