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Hiroshige II (Rissho)

Utagawa Hiroshige II (Rissho)


One Hundred Views of Famous Places in the Provinces: Hasedera in Yamoto Province
(Shokoku meisho hyakkei: Yamato Hasedera)

signed Hiroshige ga, with publisher's seal Shitaya, Uoei han of Sakanaya Eikichi's Uoya, and censor's date seal hitsuji-ku, aratame (year of the goat [1859], 9th month, approved)

oban tate-e 14 3/4 by 10 in., 37.6 by 25.5 cm

A dramatic bird's eye view of the Hasedera Temple complex located on Mount O-Hatsuse overlooking the valley of the Hase River in present-day Sakurai City in Nara Prefecture. The composition highlights the Staircase Corridor that leads up to the main hall and a five-story pagoda. The corridor was originally built in 1039 by a local priest in gratitude for the recovery of his ill child, and was reconstructed in 1894.
(inv. no. 10-5048)

price: Sold


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