Edo prints

  Design: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)  
  Title: Returning sails at Takanawa  
  Series title: Eight Views of Shiba from the Eastern Capital  
  Size: 21.8 x 34.8 cm (ōban)  
  Posthumous printing from newly cut woodblocks    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Hiroshige Seba


Originally published by Echizenya Heizaburō ca. 1834-1842. This reproduction published by Adachi in Tokyo.

Artist’s signature in print area at the right:

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

Print title at the left of the artist’s signature:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
taka rise  
nawamo wheel  
ki return Returning sails
han sail at Takanawa

Series title in red cartouche on the left:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
to capital  
shi conduct  
ba horse  
hachi eight Eight Views of Shiba
kei view in the Eastern Capital

Provenance: Fuji Arts

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