Woodblock print (reprint) - Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) - 'The Yodo River' - From the series "Famous Sights of Kyoto" - Second half 20th century

Description
Woodblock print (reprint) - Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) - 'The Yodo River' - From the series "Famous Sights of Kyoto" - Second half 20th century
Very good condition, see description

Woodblock print (reprint) - Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) - 'The Yodo River' - From the series "Famous Sights of Kyoto" - Second half 20th century

Published by Eisendo 栄川堂 (?)

The entire space of the sheet is taken up by the close up view of the ferry as being shared by all manners by the people, obviously enjoying themselves. There are non-travellers in the picture too. Parent and child on a barge selling food to the ferry people and a boatman poling away with all his might. Hiroshige individualizes these working folks with his characteristic sensitivity and completes this witty composition with the proverbial moon and cuckoo.

Apart from a few light flaws on the upper part of the picture, this print is in very good conditions (please see photos for further details).

Lot details
Object
Woodblock print (reprint)
Technique
Woodblock printing
Material
Paper
Period
Second half 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Attribution
Reprint
Title of artwork
'The Yodo River' - From the series "Famous Sights of Kyoto"
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
0.1×39×26 cm
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