Towboats Along the Yotsugi-dori Canal

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Towboats Along the Yotsugi-dori Canal by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Towboats Along the Yotsugi-dori Canal

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.

Towboats Along the Yotsugi-dori Canal - Striking view of the Yotsugi-dori Canal in Edo, originally built to supply drinking water to Fukagawa, with a passenger towboat service during Hiroshige's time. Passengers ride in boats pulled by men walking along the towpath, the canal curving into the distance as clouds drift across the horizon. Interestingly, the canal was actually straight, but Hiroshige added the curve, which creates a nice sense of movement across the page. A lovely design, attractively color 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. Some prints have a few spots or creases, or a paper remnant on reverse at side from original publisher mounting. Please see photos for details.

Towboats Along the Yotsugi-dori Canal by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Towboats Along the Yotsugi-dori Canal by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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