Ichiryusai HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)



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An extremely rare print with title: Genji monogatari Suma no maki, “The Suma Chapter from the Tale of Genji. “ Published by Maruya Seijiro, c 1832-4. Shows the salt water gatherers Matsukaze “Pine Wind”and Murasame “Drops of Rain” at Suma Beach. In the summer house is the courtier Yukihira who was banished to this lonely place in Settsu. This is the first edition: republished without clouds and title slip at right. ( See Tsuneo Tamba, The Art of Hiroshige, 1965, no. 131, p. 62. )

Good impression; very good colour. Centre fold. Signed Hiroshige ga.

Status: Sold

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