100 Views of Edo # 33 by Ando Hiroshige
Artist: Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1787-1858)
Title of the Print: 100 Views of Edo # 33 Towboats Along the Yotsugi-dori Canal
1st Publication: February 1857
Size: 9 x 13-1/4 + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: February 1857, 1st Edition
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Condition: Some soiling on the left margin, some repaired area on the upper left corner by the margin only. Great colors, very good overall condition.
Notes: Absolutely Stunning print from Master Hiroshige at the peek of his career. A must have for any admirer of the artist.
More about this print: This canal was created in the seventeenth century to supply drinking water to the Fukagawa area.
In Hiroshige's time a regular passenger-boat service emerged as a pleasant shortcut for Edo travelers heading northeast. This was the only towboat canal in Edo, and hence it enjoyed some distinction.
Although the canal followed an absolutely straight line, Hiroshige depicted it with artistic license. The dramatic curves lend a sense of Western perspective seldom encountered in the series.
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