Woodblock print, nishiki-e
Suzuki 589, Van Vleck page 170
Horizontal ōban, 257 x 357 mm
Signed: Ryusai Hiroshige ga
Series: from the so called Large Fishes series
The poems on our print are by Tomigaki Uchiyasu e Kaôan Hôshi
Fine impression with extensive mica sizing, fine colour and condition.
This is a fine example of the commercial edition of this untitled series, originally privately published for a poetry group. Another impression of this print, less fine compared with our, is at the British Museum (Museum number 1906,1220,0.982).
On the Large Fishes series see: R. Kruml, Hiroshige, a shoal of red herrings, in Andon no. 49 (1994); pages 5-41.