‘Maple Leaves at Tsutenkyo’
woodcut or reproduction thereof on undetermined paper.
Sheet size: 12,2 x 8,2 cm. (4,8 x 3,2 inch). Image size: 12,2 x 8,2 cm. (4,8 x 3,2 inch).
This attractive print was printed in 5th year of the Tenpo period (ca. 1834). We cannot determine the authenticity of this item. Ref: The nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas city, object number: 32-143/234.
Made by ‘Hiroshige Utagawa’ after own design. Utagawa Hiroshige, also Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, considered the last great master of that tradition. Hiroshige is best known for his landscapes, such as the series The Fifty-three Stations of the T’kaid and The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaido; and for his depictions of birds and flowers. The subjects of his work were atypical of the ukiyo-e genre, whose typical focus was on beautiful women, popular actors, and other scenes of the urban pleasure districts of Japan’s Edo period (1603?1868).
Condition: Fair, given age. Brownish, remains of water stains, attached to another piece of paper, corners missing bits of paper. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: JAPANESE – FAMOUS PLACES OF KYOTO – MAPLE TREE – PEOPLE EATING – RIVER – BRIDGE