Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige), ‘Mitsuke’, 1855, Ronin Gallery

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Known as “Middle Town,” Mistuke marked the midpoint between Edo Kyoto. The strong current of the Tenryu River prevented simple river crossings. Though sturdy boats carried travelers across the river towards Hamamatsu, the boatmen would refuse to cross the rivers depths in inclement weather. In this print, Hiroshige emphasizes the width of the Tenryu, or “Heaven Dragon,” River through the distant horizon.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

Japanese, 1797-1858, Edo (modern Tokyo), Japan, based in Edo (present day Tokyo), Japan

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Upright Tokaido, Ronin Gallery, New York
2016
2014
Masterpieces of Hiroshige, Ronin Gallery, New York