Ichiryusai HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)




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Inada, yellow tail or amberjack ( Seriola quinqueradiata ) and fugu, blow fish or puffer ( Fugu pardalis ) with plum blossom from the second series of fish. Published by Yamasho, c. 1840-42. The number of late impressions and facsimiles proves that the series was very popular at the time.


Fine, very early impression: Although it has the partly damaged Yamasho seal, the block defect beneath the fugu is still hardly visible and I think this is still the first edition issued as separate sheets by Yamasho and before the sets were bound. Very fine colour and condition with extensive mica on the Inada. Completely untrimmed. Signed Hiroshige hitsu.



Status: Sold

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