Ichiyusai HIROSHIGE II (1829-1869)




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A snow scene: Imadobashi Matsuchiyama, “Imado Bridge and Matsuchi Hill.” From Toto sanjurokkei, “Thirty-six Views of the Eastern [ Edo ] Capital.” The set published by Ai-To between 1861 and 1862 ( this being 8/1862 ). This was also a district that attracted Hiroshige I and he designed a number of prints of the area. One of the six best designs from the set.


Fine impression of the first edition. Fine colour. Trimmed close at bottom, otherwise fine condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.


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A view of a smoking Mt Asama, Shinano Province from Shokoku meisho hyakkei, the ‘One Hundred Views of Famous Places in the Provinces’. Published by Uoei, Sheep 9 ( 1859 ).


Very good impression, colour and, apart from one small spot, very good condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.



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Heavy snow, Yushima Tenjin, “Yushima Tenjin Shrine.” From Toto sanjurokkei, “Thirty-six Views of the Eastern [ Edo ] Capital.” The set published by Ai-To between 1861 and 1862 ( this being 9/1862 ). The shrine is famous for its ume, Japanese apricot trees, and the Ume Matsuri festival held in February and March. One of the six best designs from the set.


Fine impression of the first edition. Fine colour. Trimmed close at bottom, otherwise fine condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.


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Kasumigaseki setchu, “Kasumigaseki in Snow” from Toto sanjurokkei, “Thirty-six Views of the Eastern [ Edo ] Capital.” The set published by Ai-To between 1861 and 1862 ( this being 6/1862 ). Shows a steep incline in what is now the administrative district of Tokyo. One of the six best designs from the set.


Fine impression of the first edition. Fine colour. Trimmed close at bottom, otherwise fine condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.


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Nakazu Mitsumata, “Mitsumata Middle Strand.” Shows the charring of a boat to preserve it on the eight-acre Nakazu Island. In the background Tsukudajima and Eitaibashi. From Toto sanjurokkei, “Thirty-six Views of the Eastern [ Edo ] Capital.” The set published by Ai-To between 1861 and 1862 ( this being 3/1862 ). Compare with the Kuniyoshi landscape of the same subject published by Yamaguchiya Tobei, 1834. One of the six best designs from the set.


Fine impression of the first edition. Fine colour. Trimmed close at bottom, otherwise fine condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.


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Zojo-ji asagiri, “Morning Mist at Zojo Temple” from Toto sanjurokkei, “Thirty-six Views of the Eastern [ Edo ] Capital.” A couple watch a fish porter passing in the precincts of the Buddhist shrine . Situated in Shiba it was the Tokugawa family temple. The set published by Ai-To between 1861 and 1862 ( this being 6/1862 ). One of the six best designs from the set.


Fine impression of the first edition. Fine colour and condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.


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Ichiyusai HIROSHIGE II (1826-1869)




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Harima: Heavy snow at Muro-no-tsu from an uncompleted set: Shokoku meisho hyakkei, “One Hundred Views of the Provinces.” Published by Uoei between 1859 – 1861 ( this being 1859 ). One of the best designs from an otherwise unexceptional set.


Superb impression of the first edition. Very fine colour. Small backed binding holes at right margin edge, otherwise fine condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.

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A view of a smoking Mt Asama, Shinano Province, from Shokoku meisho hyakkei. The “One Hundred Views of Famous Places in the Provinces.” The volcano erupted spectacularly in 1783 and emitted rocks in 1894 and 1900. Published by Uoei, Sheep 9 ( 1859 ).


Superb impression of the first edition with extensive mica and beautiful bokashi. Perfect colour. Light album backing, otherwise fine condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.

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Heavy rain and wind at Tatsuguchi in Bizen Province from Shokoku meisho hyakkei, the “One Hundred Views of Famous Places in the Provinces.” Published by Uoei, Monkey 2 ( 1860 ).


Very good impression, colour and condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.



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Ochiai Bridge in heavy rain, Mino Province from an uncompleted set: Shokoku meisho hyakkei, “One Hundred Views of the Provinces.” Published by Uoei between 1859 – 1861 ( this being 1861 ). One of the best prints from a set with many mediocre designs. An evening rain scene showing travellers crossing a fast-flowing torrent.


Superb impression of the first edition with mica at top. Superb colour and condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.



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Suo Iwakuni Kintaibashi, “The Bridge of the Brocade Sash at Iwakuni in Suo Province.” From an uncompleted set: Shokoku meisho hyakkei, “One Hundred Views of the Provinces.” Published by Uoei between 1859 – 1861 ( this being 1859 ). Shows the beautiful five-arch bridge spanning the Nishiki-gawa under heavy snow. The best print from the set and probably Hiroshige’s masterpiece.


Fine impression of the first edition with extensive mica. Fine colour. Small repaired binding holes right margin and minor marks au verso, otherwise very good condition. Later editions lack variegated cartouche and the colour-banded publisher’s seal in left margin ( see Ukiyo-e Taikei, vol.11, no.64 for the later state ). Signed Hiroshige ga.



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Tsukudajima gyoshu, ‘Fishing Boats at Tsukuda Island’ from Toto sanjurokkei, the ‘Thirty-six Views of the Eastern Capital’ published by Se-To between 1859-1862. Shows tall vessels in the foreground and cormorant fishermen in the distance.


Very fine impression of the first edition. Fine colour. Minimal wormage in right margin, otherwise fine condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.



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Shitaya, Hiroko-ji ‘Hirokoji Avenue, Shitaya’ from Toto sanjurokkei, the ‘Thirty-six Views of the Eastern Capital’ published by Se-To between 1859-1862. Shows figures struggling in a blustery shower.


Very fine impression of the first edition. Fine colour. Minimal wormage in right margin, otherwise fine condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.



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Heavy rain and wind at Tatsuguchi in Bizen Province from Shokoku meisho hyakkei, the ‘One Hundred Views of Famous Places in the Provinces’. Published by Uoei, Monkey 2 ( 1860 ). The first edition and the only example I have ever seen of this fine design. Another example illustrated in Ukiyo-e Art, Number Eighteen, The Memorial Exhibition Of Hiroshige, The Japan Ukiyo-e Society, 1968, no. 23.


Superb impression of first edition. Perfect colour. Light album backing and two small blue spots, otherwise fine condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.



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A rainy evening. Akasaka, Kiribataka. The substitute print for design 48 by Hiroshige I from “The One Hundred Views of Edo” published by Uoei between 1856 and 1859 (this being Sheep 6, 1859). A lovely design and superior to the print it replaced.


Very good impression, colour and condition. Signed “The second” Hiroshige ga.



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A bird on a bamboo branch. A sumi koban print published 1846. These prints were obviously cheaply produced and are invariably poor impressions. Ex Hayashi collection.


Fine impression and condition. Signed Shigenobu ga



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A bird above waves. A sumi koban print published 1852. These prints were obviously cheaply produced and are invariably poor impressions. Ex Hayashi collection.


Fine impression and condition. Signed Shigenobu ga.



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