Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Miya: Shichiri Crossing, Gate of the Atsuta Shrine, and Nezame Village
Series; Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido (Reisho Tokaido)
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The Reisho Tokaido - Completed between 1847 - 1852, Hiroshige's Reisho Tokaido is named for the reisho or formal style of writing used in the series title. It is also referred to as the Marusei Tokaido after the name of the publisher. Prints from the Reisho Tokaido are extremely rare as all the blocks from the set were destroyed by fire shortly after completion, so very few impressions were made. These handsome designs are nicely printed with crisp line work and fine bokashi shading. We rarely come across woodblocks from the Reisho series.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 3/8" x 13 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Large losses at corners, smaller losses and wormholes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases and stains, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.