Original woodblock print - Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) - 'Ishiyakushi' - From the series "Famous Sights of the Fifty-three Stations" (aka 'Vertical Tokaido') - Japan - 1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month

Description
Original woodblock print - Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) - 'Ishiyakushi' - From the series "Famous Sights of the Fifty-three Stations" (aka 'Vertical Tokaido') - Japan - 1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month
Fair condition, see description

Original woodblock print - Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) - 'No 45: Ishiyakushi, Yoshitsune sakura Noriyori no hokora' 四十五 石薬師 義経さくら範頼の祠 (Ishiyakushi: Yoshitsune's Cherry Tree and the Shrine of Noriyori) - from the series 'Gojûsan tsugi meisho zue' 五十三次名所図会 (Famous Sights of the Fifty-three Stations) (aka 'Vertical Tokaido') - Japan - 1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month

Ishiyakushi Yoshitsune sakura Noriyori no hokora.
The Yoshitsune cherry tree near the Noriyoni shrine in Ishiyakushi.

From the series 'Gojusan tsugi meisho zue'. Famous sights of the 53 stations of the Tokaido.

The small shrine and the cherry tree are dedicated to Noriyori and Minamoto no.
Yoshitsune.

Women from the area are planting rice.

Paper size: 360 x 240. Image size: 340 x 225.

Dated: 7th month of 1855. Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo.

Documentation: Van Gogh catalogue p. 90, image 73.

See Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI: http://embarkkiosk.chazen.wisc.edu/OBJ6938

and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/208360

Good condition. Bright colours, clean lines. Weak middle fold, hence a light backing for reinforcement. Minor restoration to the upper edge.

Lot details
Object
Original woodblock print
Technique
Nishikie (brocade) polychrome woodblock printing
Material
Paper
Period
1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Attribution
Original
Theme/ depiction
landscape
Decor/ ware
nishiki-e
Title of artwork
'Ishiyakushi' - From the series "Famous Sights of the Fifty-three Stations" (aka 'Vertical Tokaido')
Condition
Fair condition, see description
Dimensions
360×240×0 mm
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