The Yodo River by Ando Hiroshige
More About this Print
Artist: Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Woodblock Prints Title: The Yodo River (Yodogawa), from the series Famous Views of Kyoto (Kyôto meisho no uchi)
1st Publication: 1834
Size: 13-3/4 x 8-3/4 + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: 1834, Very 1st Edition with black kiwame seal on left margin.
Publisher: Kawaguchiya Shôzô
Condition: Remnants from prior backing throughout the print, as seen on pictures. The print is thin and brittle, and has a few cracks / clears spots. Please, review the image with light on the back for details and exact location. Some soiling. The red seal is completely faded underneath Hiroshige's signature. You still see the square shape out of it.
Good colors and impression, fair to good overall condition.
Notes: This print belongs to a highly sought after series of 10 prints called the Famous Views of Kyoto. This series is similar in format / shape / Time frame with the Hoeido Tokaido series.
Just like in the Hoeido series, every first state of the prints from this series have the black Kiwame seal printed in the left margin (Or right margin for a couple of prints from that series), the same very thin Edo paper... (As opposed to many later / posthumous impression of this print, that bears a large blue seal on the right margin (if any), although they have been referenced in many Museums as originals from 1834, they are in fact later edition)
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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