Edobashi from the series Tokyo fuka meisho zukushi

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Edobashi

from the series Tokyo fuka meisho zukushi

by Utagawa Hiroshige III, 1874

IHL Cat. #494

About This Print


The artist Utagawa Hiroshige III (1842–1894) designed at least nine different series of prints showing similar depictions of Tokyo landmarks.  This scene shows Edobashi (橋戸江) Bridge in the foreground with the First National Bank (daiichi kokuritsu ginko 一国立銀行), constructed in 1872 by Shimizu Kisuke II in the background (partially covered by the title cartouche.)  As in all "famous view" prints of bridges from this era there is a great deal of hustle and bustle both on and below the bridge.

Hiroshige III's Similar Views

 
Hiroshige III , Japanese, 1843–1894
Edobashi from the series Enumeration of Famous Places in Tokyo Suburban Districts, 1874
 
Hiroshige III , Japanese, 1843–1894
 
Edobashi with Post Office and First National Bank from the series A Collection of True Views of Tokyo, 1875

 Hiroshige III , Japanese, 1843–1894
東京名所図会 江戸橋郵便所

 
Hiroshige III , Japanese, 1843–1894
東京名所図絵 江戸橋駅逓局


Early undated photo of Edobashi Bridge

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #494
 Title or Description  Edobashi
 Artist  Utagawa Hiroshige III (1842–1894)
 Series  Enumeration of Famous Places in Tokyo Suburban Districts (Tokyo fuka meisho zukushi 東京府下名所尽)
 Signature  Hiroshige
 Seal  no artist or publisher seal
 Publication Date  1874 (Meiji 7)
 Publisher  
 Carver  
 Impression  good
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - minor wrinkling, some soiling within image; ink smudges in margins from printing process; margins untrimmed
 Genre  ukiyo-e; fûkeiga
 Miscellaneous    
 Format  oban
 H x W Paper 
 14 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. (35.9 x 24.1 cm)
 H x W Image
 13 x 8 1/2 in. (33 x 21.6 cm)
 Literature 

 Collections This Print
 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 2012.045.004

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