Artwork Details for Hiroshige 1, Utagawa (1797-1858) "Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces - Series and Album Set details"


Hiroshige 1, Utagawa (1797-1858) - Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces - Series and Album Set details - セット

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Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces - Series and Album Set details - セット
by Hiroshige 1, Utagawa (1797-1858) - 歌川広重

Artist:Hiroshige 1, Utagawa (1797-1858) - 歌川広重
Title:Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces - Series and Album Set details - セット
Series:Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces
Date:1853-1856 (this item: 1999)
Publisher:Mainichi Art Publishing - 毎日アート出版
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Oban - 大判, 27 x 40cm (sheet size)
Condition:Fine. Looks to have been purchased and then stored.
Price:$4830 (EMS Express worldwide shipping: $245)
Artwork Code:13188-Hiroshige_1_Utagawa
Notes:While woodblock print reproductions of Hiroshige's most famous series "The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Hoeido edition)" are very common, reproductions of his lesser-known series like "The One-Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo" and this series, "Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces", are exceedingly rare. I only know of three posthumous editions of Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces: an edition of 300 published in 1978, another edition of 300 in 1999 (the edition shown here, being edition 72/300), and a more recent edition of 120 sets dating to 2001 that sold for about US$7,000 here in Japan (please see here for details of the 2001 edition). All three editions were published by Mainichi Art Publishing and are sold out. The printing of the 1978 edition was undertaken by Adachi, and this may be the case for the subsequent editions too.

The set includes all 70 prints housed in individual folders, a deluxe cloth album case, a simple but good quality wood frame to house a single scene, and an outer storage box. All up it weighs over 13kg, which explains the large shipping cost (including tracking and full insurance). The quoted shipping cost is for Europe; if you live in North America/Asia/Oceania you will receive a $30 shipping refund after purchase.

Details from Hiroshige.org.uk:
Title: Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces (Rokujuyoshu meisho zue)

Date: 1853 - 1856
Publisher: Koshihei
Engraver: Hori Take or Soji
Format: Oban tate-e
Number of Prints: 70
References: Memorial Catalogue , Strange , Stewart, van Vleck (p.94-101)

Notes: This series consists of sixty-nine different designs of each of the sixty-six provinces of Japan, the two major islands, the city of Edo and a title page.
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