UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE 1797 – 1858
MACKEREL (Scomber Japonicus), CRAB (Kani) AND MORNING GLORY, c. 1840-42
Woodblock print, nishiki-e
Van Vleck page 171.
Horizontal ōban, 251 x 360 mm
Signed: Hiroshige ga and sealed Ichiryûsai
Series: from the so called Large Fishes series
Poem by Shichichintei Mampo
Fine impression, with mica powder on the fish, in very good condition.
First edition, a later one exists, published by Marujin
Two other impressions of this print are at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: accession number 11.17190, and accession number 11.17189.
An impression of the later edition published by Marujin is at the British Museum, museum number 1902,0212,0.390
The number 11.17190 in Boston has been published in R. Menegazzo, Hiroshige, Visioni del Giappone, catalogue of the exhibition in Rome, 2018; cat. no III.9, illustrated in colour.
On the Large Fishes series see: R. Kruml, Hiroshige, a shoal of red herrings, in Andon no. 49 (1994); pages 5-41.