Ichiryusai HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)



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A design that hardly needs cataloguing as it is one of Hiroshige’s most famous. Shono – Sudden Rain, Shono-hakuu from The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road, published by Hoeido, c. 1831-4. Some travellers are caught in a downpour near the town of Shono in Ise Province. Various changes were tried by the printers over a period of time: Altering the pigments and bokashi to achieve different atmospheric effects. This impression tallies mostly with 17(b) in Hiroshige, The Ukiyo-e Society of America, 1983 which gives states (a) to (e).

Good to very good impression and colour. Trimmed close but retaining black border. Signed Hiroshige ga.

Status: Sold

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