Ichiryusai HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

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Bora, the grey mullet ( Mugil cephalus ). Together with camellia and Japanese asparagusudo. Poems by Higaki Kunifune and Toshinoto Haruki. From the first series of ten plus one prints published by Eijudo c 1832-34. The set was issued privately for a poetry group ( probably the Shingyoku Cicle ) with judges’ names and extra poems. These prints are of the utmost rarity as probably only enough for the Cirle were made and they never come onto the market. This is the very rare first edition with gradation on the asparagus and mica on the mullet. Kruml 9b.

Fine impression, colour and condition. Full size and without centre fold ( in itself rare as they invariably have them ). Signed Ichiryusai Hiroshige ga.

Status: Sold

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