Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige), ‘Mitsumata Wakarenofuchi (Mt. Fuji and Sailboats)’, 1857, Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints & Drawing

Boats laden with rice, sake and cotton glide past the ever-regal Mount Fuji rising in the distance. Commerce has replaced entertainment here, as this is the site of a former pleasure district, which was destroyed as part of the Kansei Reforms. With coloring very close to the deluxe edition. An early impression with excellent color.

Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei

Signature: Hiroshige ga

Publisher: Uoya Eikichi

Henry Smith II: “Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”, plate 57.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)