Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1787-1858)Woodblock Prints Title:
Swallow and Lily1st Publication:
Kotanzaku 13-3/8 x 3 + Margins as shownDate of this edition: 1832 Publisher:
Upper left corner repaired, a repaired crack on the bottom left corner. Excellent impression and colors. Fair to good overall conditionNotes:
Very rare bird print from Hiroshige, with amazing colors and impression. The Museum of Fine art has a copy for reference, but this is the only source, as this series of print was printed in very low quantities. See MFA's copy HEREPictures:
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.