UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

Colour woodcuts from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (1856-1858)
Printed c.1857.

On each print in the series is the title (top right corner) ‘Meisho Edo Hyakkai’ (‘One Hundred Famous Views of Edo’) and the signature (near the lower right of left edge) ‘Hiroshige ga/hitsu’ in red cartouches. The sub-title with the name of the place or scene is in the square cartouche (shikishi) next to the title.

Each print also bears the Censor’s Aratame seal and the Censor’s date seal, ranging from the Year of the Dragon (Ansei 3 is 1856) and the Year of the Snake (Ansei 4 is 1857) to the Year of the Horse (Ansei 5 is 1858) as well as that of the publisher, Uoya Eikichi.  

 

Seventy Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces (1853-1856)

Woodcuts printed in colour from the series of 70 ‘Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces’. First published in serialized form between 1853-56. All are stamped with title, date and censors stamps.