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by Hiroshige 1 Ando (1797-1858, Utagawa)

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Artist: Hiroshige 1 Ando (1797-1858, Utagawa) 歌川広重
Title: Hoki
Series: Famous Places in the 60-odd Provinces [oban tate] 六十余洲名所図絵
Date 1st edition?1853-1856
Publisher 1st edition?Koshi-Hei
Publisher (this edition)?Koshi-Hei
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 33364
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Sixty-odd Provinces Series: # 41 Hoki

Artist: Hiroshige I
Format: Oban tate-e: 14.25" x 9.75"

Subject: 'Distant View of O-yama'. Peasants transplanting rice in a rain-storm, through which appears the form of the mountain in the distance. 'In late impressions the trees in middle distance (right) are printed too bright a green, and the mountain and trees behind not sufficiently strongly, nor the black streaks of cloud. One of the best plates', according to Stewart 'Subjects Portrayed in Japanese Colour Prints'. This example does not have any of the defects mentioned.

Publisher: Koshi-Hei

Date: 1853-56

Condition: Fine colors. Slightly soiled in bottom margin. Japanese album backing paper. Some wormholes, mostly repaired. Minor marks and flaws. Generally good state of preservation.

Impression: Very good, early impression with gauffrage and the rain printed in gray.

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