53 Stations of the Tokaido 'Tate-e' #27 by Ando Hiroshige
Artist: Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Woodblock Prints Title: No. 27, Kakegawa: Fording the Forty-eight Rapids on the Akiba Road (Kakegawa, Akiba michi shijūhachi segoe), from the series Famous Sights of the Fifty-three Stations (Gojūsan tsugi meisho zue), also known as the Vertical Tōkaidō
1st Publication: 1855
Size: 8-7/8 x 13-1/4 + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: 1855, 1st Edition
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo
Condition: Trimmed to the margins. Remnants from prior backing. Yellow color partially faded. Matte burn from prior mounting. Fair overall condition.
Notes: There are at least 11 series of the 53 stations of the Tokaido. This print is part of the Tate-e Series, also known as the vertical Tokaido. A great print from the famous tokaido road serie from Master Hiroshige.
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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