Artwork Details for Tamenobu, Fujikawa (1890s) "Hiratsuka"

Tamenobu, Fujikawa (1890s) - Hiratsuka

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by Tamenobu, Fujikawa (1890s) - 為信

Artist:Tamenobu, Fujikawa (1890s) - 為信
Series:Famous Places of the Tokaido- Shank's Mare
Date:1918 (this artwork: First/Early edition)
Publisher:Unknown - 不明
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Oban - 大判, sheet size 36 x 24cm
Condition:As issued, full size and retaining original Japanese album backing paper. Paper very slightly toned. Generally very good state of preservation.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:8115-Tamenobu_Fujikawa
Notes:The two heroes of "Shanks' Mare Tokaido" (Tokaido Hizakurige) by Jippensha Ikku, here depicted by Tamenobu. The author Ikku was a popular comic writer of the Tokugawa period (19th century) and this was the first 'translation' of the two scoundrels' adventures on the Tokaido highway into Ukiyo-e. Most of the landscape designs bear more than a passing acknowledgment to the designs of Hiroshige for his Great Tokaido series. The two travellers Mr.Yaji and Mr. Kita single-handedly demolished all the inns along the Tokaido. Here they have hired palanquin bearers to take them across the Banjugawa. Yaji is impressing the front bearer with his 'expert' knowledge of the locality, gleaned from an open guide book on his lap.

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