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.
Asakusa River, Great Riverbank, Miyato River - Fantastic view from the Ryogoku Bridge in the summer. At lower right, the heads of Mount Oyama pilgrims can just be seen crowding a boat. Prior to their journey to the sacred mountain, they ritually cleansed themselves in the Sumida River, and are now returning from the site of ablutions. A large decoration of ritual paper strips flutters above, framing the scene at left, and another can be seen on a second boat of pilgrims at right. Lovely color and detail in this attractive and interesting design.
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 remnants on reverse at sides from original publisher mounting. A few small repairs. Slight toning at edges, light vertical folds, spots. Please see photos for details.
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