Edo prints


  Design: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)  
  Title: Snowy morning in the Yoshiwara  
  Series title: Famous places in the eastern capital  
  Size: 22.6 x 34.9 cm (ōban)  
  Posthumous printing from newly cut woodblocks    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Hiroshige Yoshiwara

Enlargement


Originally published by Sanoya Kihei in ca. 1847-1852. This reproduction published by Yūyūdō in the 1950s.

Artist’s signature in the left print area:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
hiro broad  
shige heavy Picture by
ga picture Hiroshige

Series and print title in yellow rectangular cartouche in right margin of the print:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
east  
to capital  
mei noted Famous places
sho places in the eastern capital
       
yoshi joy  
wara plain  
yuki snow  
no ’s Snowy morning
asa morning in the Yoshiwara

Yūyūdō publisher seal and names of the carver and printer of this edition in the right margin of the print:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
hori carver Carver:
matsu pine tree  
ta rice field  
tora sign of the tiguer  
storehouse Matsuda Torazō
       
suri printer Printer:
sa assistent  
wisteria  
tai peaceful  
three Satō Taizō


Provenance: Fuji Arts

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