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Lot 393: UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE 歌川広重 (1797 - 1858)
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Scattered pines on Tonegawa (Tonegawa barabara-matsu - 利根川ばらばらまつ). Original color woodblock print from the series Meisho Edo hyakkei (“100 Famous Views of Edo“), published around 1856, 8th month. Signed: Hiroshige ga. Publisher: Uoya Eikichi. Censor seal: Aratame and seal date (cut).
The sophisticated printed sheet shows the throwing of a net from a boat. The observer of the picture seems to be on the same imaginary level of the fisher; neither he nor the boot are visible.
OBAN TATE-E, 34 x 22,5 CM
From a Viennese private collection