HIROSHIGE UTAGAWA I, A Fine Evening on the Coast, Tsushima Kaigan Yubare, A beautiful evening on the coast.

HIROSHIGE UTAGAWA I, A Fine Evening on the Coast, Tsushima Kaigan Yubare, A beautiful evening on the coast.

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Nishiki-e . Color woodcut, signed in plate: Hiroshige hitsu

Series: Rokuyu-yoshu meisho zue. Views of Famous Places of the Sixty Different Provinces of Japan. 69.

Date: 1856 year of the third Dragon month

Format: oban tate-e (mm. 343x225)

Censor: aratame

Publisher: Koshimuraya Heisuke (Koshihei)

Wonderful proof with excellent colors with clearly visible on the whole print the effect of mokumezuri basic wood grain characteristic of the most ancient proofs and of bokashi (shades of color).

Imprinted on Japan paper, datable to the second half of the 19th century. In perfect condition. With very good margins all around beyond the marginal line.

Bibliography: Marije Jansen, Hiroshige Journey, Hotei, Amsterdam, 2004, n.69;

Ukiyo-e shûka , Sogakkan, Tokyo Vol. 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban n. 64.44.

Memorial Cat.219, Edward F. Strange n.69, Basil Stewart Chap. XVIII, van Vleck (pages 94-101). 

Museum of Fine Art Boston: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/237162

Tsushima archipelago,  the westernmost of Japan, with beautiful bays and forests that cover almost the entire territory. Now Nagasaki Prefecture.