Woodblock print by Hiroshige (1797-1858)
"Ayu" (sweetfish) from the "Uo Zukushi" (Selected Fish).
Size: O-ban, 25.6 cm X 37.1 cm
Signature: Hiroshige hitsu
Printed date: c.1832
Publisher: Eijudo (Nishimuraya Yohachi)
Condition: Fine impression with slight visible woodgrain at the stream, fine colors, very faint centre fold mark.
- This impression with the Kiwame seal and Eijudo publisher's mark, belongs to the commercial edition published after the private edition for the Kyoka poem group.
- This impression are illustrated in the book by Sebastian Izzard "Hiroshige, an exhibition of selected prints and illustrated books", Ukiyo-e Society of America, 1983, #7, page 19.
- Also illustrated in the book by Jack Hillier, "Japanese Prints and Drawings from the Vever Collection", vol.3, #885, page 909, Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1976.