Ichiryusai HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

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Koi, carp ( Cyprinus carpio ). The best design from the second series of Large Fish published by Yamasho, c 1840-42. The first edition, second state ( with the block defect behind dorsal fin evident ). Only the earliest states have the block printing water reeds ( in this case printed blue; other impressions are known with the reeds green ). There is also brown gradation on the belly of the koi on this impression. Rare.

Fine impression. Slight turning of colour at top edge, otherwise good colour and condition. Signed Hiroshige fude.

Status: Sold

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