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Item Number: E22
Title: #52 "Kasatsu" from Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido series
Date: first published 1833-4, this color woodblock print from late 19th century Hoeido edition
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Size: Image 9"x13.75", Sheet 9.75"x14.5"
Comments: Among the most famous works of the Japanese woodcut school, this is one of the 53 Stations of the Tokaido series by Hiroshige. First printings are rare and extremely valuable. In the late 19th century the original publisher, Hoeido, meticulously refurbished and recarved the printing blocks and published the series again in a very limited edition. They used the same mulberry paper and vegetable printing inks as the originals. This is a very scarce and beautiful 19th century Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Fine overall, fine paper quality and color