Tôkaidô gojûsantsugi no uchi [53 Stations of the Tôkaidô].

Ca. 1920

55 reprints/reproductions, 25 x 37 cm (3 leaves torn at the margin, a few light stains).

Prints stuck by 2 on the reverse side at the side margins, loose. Upper book cover covered with Japanese fabric and a glued label preserved, back cover missing.

Reprints of the Hōeidô edition. Well executed impressions with fresh and vibrant colours. Good condition. The Hōeidō edition of the Tōkaidō is the most well-known work of Hiroshige and the best-selling in the history of Ukiyo-e. They took full advantage of the possibilities open to them after the assimilation of the Western perspective by Japanese artists and Hiroshige's prints were widely appreciated, not only in Japan, but later in the West.

€ 700 / 800

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