Edo prints

  Design: Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815)  
  Print title: Evening glow at Ryōgoku bridge  
  Series title: Eight views of Edo  
  Size: 23.5 x 17.9 cm (half ōban)  
  Posthumous printing from newly cut woodblocks    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Kiyonaga Evening glow at Ryogoku bridge


Originally published in 1781, this is a 20th century edition published by Adachi around the 1950s in Tokyo.

Green publisher seal on verso of the print:

Adachi seal

in which the katakana read:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
chi   Adachi

Artist’s signature in middle right of print area:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
kiyo pure  
naga head  
ga picture Picture by Kiyonaga

Series and print title (from right to left) in top of print area:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
e bay  
to capital  
hachi eight  
kei view Eight views of Edo
ryō both  
goku province  
hashi bridge  
seki evening Evening glow
shō shine at Ryōgoku bridge


Provenance: Fuji Arts

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