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Lot 394: UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE 歌川広重 (1797 - 1858)
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
„Kaga - The Eight Wonders of Kanazawa - The Fire of the Fishers on Lotus Lake“ (Kaga - Kanazawa hassho no uchi, Renko no isaribi - 加賀 金沢八勝之内 蓮湖之漁火).Original color woodblock print from the series “Famous Places (Sights) in More than 60 Provinces“ (Rokuju-yoshu meisho zue 六十余州名所図会), published 1855, 9th month. Signed: Hiroshige ga. Publisher: Koshimuraya Heisuke. Censor seal: Aratame and seal date.
Today nothing is left to remind us of this idyllic lake. As a result of land reclamation is only the Kahokugata lagoon with the little city Uchinada as a rudiment remaining. Fishing villages and boats going out to fish in the night light are merely memories of old past times.
OBAN TATE-E, 34,8 x 23,2 CM
From a Viennese private collection