Original woodblock print - Utagawa Hiroshige III (1842–1894) - 'Koi fishing at Tone River' 利根川鯉漁天覧 - 'From the series "The Imperial Tour of Ouha" - 1876

Description
Original woodblock print - Utagawa Hiroshige III (1842–1894) - 'Koi fishing at Tone River' 利根川鯉漁天覧 - 'From the series "The Imperial Tour of Ouha" - 1876
Good condition, see description

Original woodblock print - Utagawa Hiroshige III (1842–1894) - 'Koi fishing at Tone River' 利根川鯉漁天覧 - 'From the series "The Imperial Tour of Ouha" 奥羽御巡幸図会 - 1876

Gorgeous print by Utagawa Hiroshige III 三代目 歌川広重 (1842-1894), where he is at his best regarding the depiction of human figures.
It depicts a ferry site, probably on the Miya river, in the Iste province , with various ferries, but also with fishermen and their catch.
An intriguing image with all facets of a ferry service; horses, carriages and soldiers that need to be transported to the other side of the river.
The print probably comes from a series (?) and also shows the daily life in Japan.

It was issued in 1876.

Block carver: Hori Hidekatsu

See Waseda online collection: http://www.wul.waseda.ac.jp/kosho/chi05/chi05_4135/

Condition: quite good with 2 spread out folds. Slightly spotty. A small restoration in the centre (underneath the top boat) and 1 worm hole. An explicit and beautiful press with full lining and firm colours!!
A beautifully finished design with many figures.

The print will be packaged with care and sent by registered mail with Bpost Tracking.

Lot details
Object
Original woodblock print
Material
Paper
Period
1876
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Utagawa Hiroshige III (1842–1894)
Attribution
Original
Theme/ depiction
View on a ferry dock
Title of artwork
'Koi fishing at Tone River' 利根川鯉漁天覧 - 'From the series "The Imperial Tour of Ouha"
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
346×240×0 mm
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