Hiroshige -- "60-Odd Provinces--Monkey Bridge, #13"

(Click HERE for additional image)
Title "Monkey Bridge" #13
("Kai, Saruhashi")
Date 1853
Series "Famous Views of the Sixty-Odd Provinces"
("Roguju Yoshu Meisho Zue")
Publisher Koshimura-ya Heisuke (Koshihei)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 x 13 1/2
Impression Very Good. Nicely done "bokashi" shading to upper/lower sky, green bank, and water; visible woodgrain to sky and left bank.
Condition Very Good. Excellent colors (some oxidation to center red tree). Few minor marks, light soiling of margins and lower right corner. Retains original album backing.
Reference/Illus Ronin Catalogue #14, pg 4.
Comments A striking and well-known image of "Monkey Bridge" crossing high above a steep gorge. One of the masterpieces of what is perhaps technically Hiroshige's finest series.
Item # CG-926
Price $1350 (Sold)
(Guaranteed original)