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. n. 65.
Date: 1856 year of the dragon third month
Format: oban tate-e (mm.345x232)
Publisher: Koshimuraya Heisuke (Koshihei)
Wonderful test with excellent colors with very visible effect of the mokumezuri base wood grain characteristic of the most ancient tests and of bokashi (shades of color).
Imprinted on Japan paper, datable to the second half of the 19th century. In perfect condition. With thin margins all around beyond the marginal line.
Bibliography: Marije Jansen, Hiroshige Journey, Hotei, Amsterdam, 2004, n.65; Ukiyo-e shûka , Sogakkan, Tokyo Vol. 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban n.64.54, Memorial Cat.219, Edward F. Strange n.68, Basil Stewart Cap.XVIII, van Vleck (pages 94-101).
Museum of Fine Art Boston: https://collections.mfa.org/ objects / 256149