Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Totsuka: Traveler and Waitress at an Inn, 1854
Series; The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido by Two Brushes
Totsuka: Traveler and Waitress at an Inn, 1854 - Charming scene of a waitress serving a traveler at an inn. She carries a red lacquer tray with a bowl of food and a bottle of sake, smiling as she leans forward to offer them to the guest. He grins back at her, reaching eagerly for the wine as he fans himself, one sleeve of his blue plaid kimono pushed down to the waist. Above, Hiroshige offers a view of travelers making their way up a steep hill at Totsuka. Tall trees tower above the road, dwarfing the figures and the thatched-roof houses. A handsome image from this interesting collaborative series.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at left edge and top corners from previous mounting. Small loss at edge, a couple holes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few crease and small marks. Please see photos for details.