Edo prints

  Design: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)  
  Title: The whirlpools at Naruto in the province of Awa (left)  
  Size: 35.9 x 25.1 cm (ōban)  
  Posthumous printing from newly cut woodblocks    
  Photography: Theo Janssen
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Publisher’s seal in left margin:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
uchi inside  
ta rice field Publisher:
han edition Uchida

Artist’s signature in left print area:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
hiro broad  
shige heavy Drawn by
hitsu writing brush Hiroshige

Followed by artist’s Tōto Ikka seal:

Hiroshige Seal

Black censor seal reading aratame (‘inspected’), and black seal with original publishing date (Ansei 四 - the fourth year of the Ansei period - is 1857, since Ansei started in 1854) in top right of print area.


Provenance: Uchida Art Co

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