Ichiryusai HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)



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Oyama, Roben no taki from Sankai mitate sumo, “Mountains and Sea Contending Like Wrestlers.” The set of twenty prints – ten of mountains and ten of harbours – has the title in an umpire’s fan used for wrestling matches. The Roben Waterfall was very popular with pilgrims visiting the shrine in summer. How popular can be judged by looking at Kuniyoshi’s triptych of this subject ( see Kuniyoshi, Juzo Suzuki, 1992, plate 12 ). This design is the second best, after the snow scene, from the set. The first edition with variegated cartouche. Published Horse 7 and 8, 1858 by Yamadaya.

Fine impression and colour. Imperceptible centre fold, otherwise very good condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.

Status: Sold

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