////Utagawa Hiroshige. Kominato in Awa province, from the series ‘Famous places in the Bōsō peninsula’ / Fan print, 1852.

Utagawa Hiroshige. Kominato in Awa province, from the series ‘Famous places in the Bōsō peninsula’ / Fan print, 1852.

Kominato in Awa province [Awa Kominato] – one of five fan prints in the series Famous places in the Bōsō peninsula [Bōsō meisho], devoted to the trip undertaken by Hiroshige in 1852 to Bōsō peninsula (present-day Chiba prefecture). “Two fashionably dressed women beside the veranda of a wayside inn gaze out over Uchiura Bay toward the Tanjō Temple on the far shore, as a boat sets out to the sea from the fishing hamlet of Kominato. …Hiroshige’s viewpoint is from the lower slopes of Mount Kiyosumi”. Ref: Sebastian Izzard. Important Japanese Prints 1830–1860 March 14–20, 2020 exhibition [LIB-2398.2020], №. 52. Not in Faulkner’s Hiroshige Fan Prints.

Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige [歌川 広重] a.k.a. Andō Hiroshige [安藤 広重] (Japanese, 1797 – 1858).

Publisher: Tsujiya Yasubei [辻屋安兵衛] Kinkaido [錦魁堂] (Japanese, c. 1842 – 1863)

Date seal and double nanushi censor seal: Mera & Watanabe; Kaei 5, 11th month (1852).

Signed: Hiroshige ga [広重 画] in a red cartouche.

Size: Fan print (Aiban yoko-e uchiwa-e); 225 x 292 mm.

SKU: SVJP-0357.2022 Categories: ,

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