Crowds Visiting the Shrine of Benzaiten by Ando Hiroshige

Crowds Visiting the Shrine of Benzaiten by Ando Hiroshige
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Artist: Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1787-1858)

Woodblock Prints Title: Crowds Visiting the Shrine of Benzaiten at Enoshima in Sagami Province on the Occasion of the Special Viewing (S˘shű Enoshima Benzaiten kaich˘ sankei gunshű no zu)

1st Publication: 1851

Size: Vertical Oban, 14-5/6 x 9-7/8 for each Sheet.

Date of this edition: 1851, 1st Edition

Publisher: Sumiyoshiya Masagor˘

Condition: Near Mint. A couple of tiny repaired spots, nearly impossible to see, one by the upper right corner of the right print, the second by the bottom edge of this same print. Else, very fine. Exceptional colors, impression and overall condition

Notes: This triptych is one of the most desirable designs from Hiroshige. The quality of the print, and overall condition make it exceptionally rare, and would definitely qualify for Museum condition.

Please, note that this triptych was originally assembled together (As opposed from triptychs that were re-assembled coming from 3 different sources. Re-assembly often results in triptych with different tones, hues and coloration based on how much light exposure they had over the course of their existence.)

Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.

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