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.
Horie and Nekozane - Handsome view of fishing villages on either side of the Sakaigawa or Border River near Edo. The Border Bridge spans the channel from Horie on the left to Nekozane at right. In the foreground, a long cord leads to a net buried in the sand to catch plovers, with two trappers waiting in the marshy grass for the right moment to pull the cord and snare the birds. Just above them, a road zigzags along the water's edge, and with torii gate just visible beneath the pines at center right. Clouds streak across the horizon in softly shaded colors, with the snow-capped peak of Mt. Fuji rising in the distance. An attractive composition, nicely detailed.
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. Paper remnant on reverse at sides from original publisher mounting. Slight toning at edges. Some prints have a few spots or creases. Please see photos for details.
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