Ichiryusai HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

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Two house swallows and wild cherry. An aiban print based on an opened sensu fan; however this is probably more of a decorative convention, rather than being designed for actual use. From a series published c late 1840’s by Matsubarado or Fujihiko. Excessively rare: The only other impression I can find illustrated is in Hiroshige, The Albuquerque Museum, 1983, no 771 ( another design from the set illustrated pl 77 ).

Very good impression and colour. Slight soil and small repaired binding holes down right edge. ( Possibly an indication that this came from a sample book of such designs, a reason for its having survived. ) Signed Hiroshige ga.

Status: Sold

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