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Hiroshige II: Foreigners Riding Along the Coast at Takanawa in the Eastern Capital

Hiroshige II: Foreigners Riding Along the Coast at Takanawa in the Eastern Capital

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Hiroshige II Utagawa

An interesting scene of foreigners Riding Along the Coast at Takanawa in the Eastern Capital. This is one of the best known prints from this series "One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces" (Shokoku meisho hyakkei) The series dates from the middle of Hiroshige II's career, when he was in his mid-thirties. At this point, he had just started using the name 'Hiroshige', since his master Hiroshige I had just died (in 1858), and Hiroshige II had taken over the gō 'Hiroshige'; the prints in this series are signed 'Hiroshige'.

The series title is in the tall rectangular cartouche in the top right corner; the title of each individual print is in the square cartouche to its left.

 

Condition: Margins as shown, very good color and impression, backed with some tape residue.

Date: 1859

Dimensions: 14 1/4 x 10 5/8 in.

Publisher: Uoya Eikichi

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/60047362