Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Hibiya and Soto-Sakurada from Yamashita-cho
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.
Hibiya and Soto-Sakurada from Yamashita-cho - Handsome depiction of Hibiya and Soto-Sakurada from Yamashita-cho on New Year's Day. A traditional holiday game similar to badminton is being played in the foreground, with the battledores of the participants just extending into the image at lower right and left, while a shuttlecock float through the sky above. On the far shore, the impressive gate and walls of a daimyo's mansion line the street, with Mt. Fuji visible beyond the trees and two fire towers poking up above the rooftops in the distance. Kites fly above the city, another New Year's pastime. An interesting composition, nicely colored 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.