Ichiryusai HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

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Shimabara deguchi no yanagi, “The Willow at the Gate of Shimabara” from the set of ten prints: Kyoto meisho no uchi, “Famous Places of Kyoto.” Published c 1834 by Eisendo. Shows the entrance to the walled brothel district of Kyoto with a night reveller being helped home. A courtesan with her attendants on the right. This is the rare first edition from this fine set with Eisendo’s blue seal and a blue kiwame seal in right margin. The second has just the kiwame seal, and the third has no seals.

Fine impression. Imperceptible centre fold. Fine colour and condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.

Status: Sold

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