Enjoying the Evening Cool at Ryogoku Bridge, circa 1839 - 1842

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Enjoying the Evening Cool at Ryogoku Bridge, circa 1839 - 1842 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Enjoying the Evening Cool at Ryogoku Bridge, circa 1839 - 1842

Series; Famous Places in Edo

Enjoying the Evening Cool at Ryogoku Bridge, circa 1839 - 1842 - Handsome view of Ryogoku Bridge stretching across the Sumida River, the water below crowded with pleasure boats. The bridge is lined with pedestrians enjoying the cool evening air and watching the fireworks exploding overhead in the night sky. A terrific view of this favorite summer activity.

From the Huguette Beres Collection - The reverse features the circular "Beres" seal of the world-renowned Japanese woodblock collector and dealer Huguette Beres, who died in 1999. Beres, who founded the Galerie Beres in Paris in 1951, amassed one of the finest private collections of ukiyo-e prints in the world, which was sold at auction by Sotheby's in 2002 and 2003. See example of seal below. A great opportunity to purchase a woodblock with a fascinating provenance.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Good detail. Remargined at side. Thinning along vertical centerfold and edge, repaired. A few creases.

Enjoying the Evening Cool at Ryogoku Bridge, circa 1839 - 1842 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Enjoying the Evening Cool at Ryogoku Bridge, circa 1839 - 1842 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Enjoying the Evening Cool at Ryogoku Bridge, circa 1839 - 1842 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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