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
1918 One Hundred Famous Views of Edo prints from publisher Uo-ya Eikichi - These 1918 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. Take some time to browse our beautiful collection this evening. 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 and distance. A lovely design, attractively color and shaded.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 3/8" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few prints have slight paper remnants on reverse at side from original publisher mounting or minor offsetting. Some prints have a few creases or spots. Please see photos for details. Generally in good to nice condition overall.