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Fifteen Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1865) Woodblock Prints

Auction:
2957T
Lot:
1523
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
Discovery - 2957T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 10, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Fifteen Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1865) Woodblock Prints, Japan, a cover of the series Thirty-six Famous Views of Mount Fuji; two from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido including Nihonbashi and Shinagawa, published in 1855 by Tsutaya, both backed, tate-e; Summer Moon at Ryogoku, from the series Three Views of Famous Places of Edo, published in 1843 by Maruya Jinpachi; Kasumigaseki After a Snowfall from the series Eight Snow Scenes of the Eastern Metropolis, published in 1928 by Shotaro Sato, severely toned and flaking with tears and taping remnants; two from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido including Chiryu, later edition and Yoshida, backed, both Hoeido edition, originally published in 1831-1834; four from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital, including Shinagawa Bay from Kaumigaseki, published in 1842-1846 by Kikakudo/Sanoki with Tanaka censor's seal and Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom at Asuka Hill, published in 1840-1842, backed, Autumn Scene at Takanawa, published in 1851-1853, with two censor's seals with date without publisher's seal and View of Takanawa, originally published in 1835-1838 by Kikakudo, backed with cropped margin (severe burning and fine tears along edges); two from the series Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces, including River Tatsuta and Tatsuta Mountain in Yamato, published in 1853-1856 by Koshihei (severe foxing in progress, taping residues on reverse) and Amanohashidate Peninsula in Tango, later edition, both tate-e; two from the series Soga Monogatari Zue, 3rd and 14th, both published in 1845-1848 by Ibasen, both with backed tears, oban tate-e, all oban yoko-e unless stated otherwise, sizes to 10 1/8 x 14 5/8 in.

Two Centuries of Japanese Prints
Estimate $1,200-2,000

overall toning, age wear and tear, some with severe foxing and tears, tape residues, stains, mostly backed or reinforced with additional paper.


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Keywords

Shotaro Sato, Autumn Scene, Japan, Lak people, Laki dialect

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