Ichiryusai HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

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Kani, crab, Charybois and saba, mackerel ( Scomber Japonicus ) together with morning glory. Poem by Shichichintei Mampo. From the second series of ten fish prints published by Yamasho, c1840-42.The first series 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. Due to their popularity this second set was commissioned.This is the very rare first edition with Ichiryusai seal printed over the ground colour and the names of the crab and mackerel crisp. Kruml 19a.

Very fine impression and colour. Slight soil top left corner, otherwise very good condition. Full size and without centre fold ( in itself rare as they invariably have them ). Signed Hiroshige ga.

Status: Sold

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