Inasa Mountain at Nagasaki in Hizen Province
By Utagawa Hiroshige
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Edition size: n/a, early lifetime impression
Sheet size: 36,0 x 24,5 cm
Price: 5200 (excl. taxes)
Fine impression and colour, with mica powder and strong wood-grain, in very good condition.
This very ambitious series of ‘Views in different Provinces,’ being exceeded in number only by the ‘Hundred Famous Views in Edo’, consists of sixty-nine plates and a title-page with list of contents. Owing partly to the large number of plates comprised in this series, they are of very varying quality. Some views are amongst Hiroshige's master-pieces; speaking generally the views of coast, lake, and river scenery are the best, while those of inland scenery are inferior. The series as a whole, however, is notable for the careful gradation and shading of different tints, one into the other, particularly in the views of rock and mountain scenery.
Provenance: Hugette Berès, her mark on the verso.