Hiroshige -- "Tokaido - Gyosho Edition" -- Otsu Station, #54"

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Title "Otsu Station, #54"
Date 1841-42
Provenance Consigned by a discriminating eastcoast USA collector.
Series "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido," Gyosho Edition
("Tokaido Gojusan-Tsugi")
Publisher Yezakiya (Yetatsu)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 5/8 x 12 3/8
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to upper/lower sky; nicely visible woodgrain in water; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good+++.
Excellent colors. (Single tiny repair, image bottom; light soiling/light wear.) Unbacked, full margins.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Original print. Otsu Station (#54), with Lake Biwa seen behind. Strongly visible woodgrain (blue water area) is indicative of this being an early-state printing.
Item # MM-03
Price Special Pricing $495 (Sold/RR) (Consignor selling entire collection)
(was $850/$680)
(Guaranteed original)