Ichiryusai HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)



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An important preliminary sketch ( cartoon ) for a painting ( the finished version of which exists in Japan ). Shows a Daimyo’s procession through a pine grove at Totsuka on the Tokaido with Mount Fuji behind the trees. Totsuka – today part of Yokohama – was the point at which travellers spent their first night, presuming that they had made an early start in Edo. Extensive pentimenti. Sumi on paper. Image size: 41.1 x 52.7 cms; 16.5 x 20.75 inches. Mounted as a scroll with box. Good condition. Spurious signature copied from the finished version, but a genuine painting.

Status: Sold




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