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The Noda Chidori river in Mutsu - Mutsu Sono Go - Utagawa Sadakage prints

The Noda Chidori river in Mutsu - Mutsu Sono Go

By Utagawa Sadakage

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The Noda Chidori river in Mutsu - Mutsu Sono Go - Utagawa Sadakage print

Utagawa Sadakage
1832

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Date: 1832

Medium: woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e

Edition size: n/a

Sheet size: 19,8x18,3 cm

Condition: pristine

Signature: signed

Price: poa

Description:

Series: ‘Six Jewel Rivers’
Mu Tamagawa no uchi

Very fine impression, colour and condition. Slightly trimmed at the bottom.

An Ōharame sitting on a bundle of firewood and leaning against a basket. In the background, the river with rippling waves and plovers (chidori) flying above. The Noda River was celebrated in a poem by the priest Nōin (988-?) mentioning the crying plovers in the evening when the salt wind gathers.
At the left Poems by Shōyōtei Aoki e Chōnintei Motoyori.

Others impressions of the print are in Rijksprentenkabinet- Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, and in the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin.

Reference:
Surimono: Poetry & Image in Japanese prints, Amsterdam, Hotei, 2000, p. 79, pl. 44;
Steffi Schmidt-Setsuko Kuwabara, Surimono Kostbare japanische Farbholzschnitte aus dem Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin,1990, pag. 152, n. 68 (inv. n. 6265-ID 29306); Surimono in the Rijsmuseum Amsterdam, Hotei publishing 2013, pag. 301, n. 580.


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