Ichiryusai HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

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An otanzaku print showing a carp leaping a waterfall. This is an allusion to a Chinese story of a sturgeon that crossed the rapids of Lung Men on the third day of the third month, and became a dragon. Excessively rare: This is the only impression I have recorded and was previously sold by me in 1986. Published 1846. Another impression illustrated in: Hiroshige and the Utagawa school, Part IV, the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1984, no 61, page 42.

Fine impression and colour: Printed in black and grey. Very light backing. Minor marks. Partly indistinct collector’s seal au verso slightly visible at front. Appears to read ”Hosukaku in”. Signed Hiroshige ga.

Status: Sold

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