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Hiroshige Woodblock Print - Asakusa, Okuyama - Only known example

Hiroshige Woodblock Print - Asakusa, Okuyama - Only known example


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Hiroshige Utagawa (Ando)
Title: Gosekku(五節句), Ninth Month, Asakusa Okuyama (九月 浅草おく山)
Series: Famous Places in Edo (Edo Meisho) (江戸名所) – The Edo Meisho series specific to fan (団扇) prints.
Depicting the September 9th Choyo-no-Sekku (重陽の節句) Chrysanthemum Festival (菊まつり) at Asakusa (formerly called Okuyama).
Date: 1849-52.
Censor seals indicate a date of printing between 1849-1853, which is consistent with the few other known prints in the Edo Meisho series. Publisher: Marukyu (see diamond-shaped cartouche). Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent color. Not examined out of frame.
Frame size: 20 x 15.75 inches.
Fan print size: 11.5 x 8.5 inches (plus unprinted margin).
Reference notes: Only a small number of prints from this Edo Meisho fan series are known. We could find no example or mention of this design.