Small Format Reproduction of: Night View of Saruwaka-machi, No. 90 from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Small Format Prints - Shin Hanga and Ukiyo-e Reproductions

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Night View of Saruwaka-machi, No. 90

from the series

One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 1856

after Utagawa Hiroshige

Small Format Reproduction of: Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi Bridge at Atake, No. 58 from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

IHL Cat. #1448

About This Print

A small format reproduction of Hiroshige's depiction of Edo's theater district under a full moon.  The print is mounted to the front of a holiday greeting card as shown below.

Source: Hokusai and Hiroshige: Great Japanese Prints from the James A. Michener Collection, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Julia M. White, et. al., The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1998, p. 237.
One of the great pleasures of the commoners of Edo was to watch Kabuki theater.... Sensitive to the interests of the people, Hiroshige depicts Saruwaka-machi, the street lined with famous Kabuki theaters and tea houses serving theater lovers.

A clear depiction of the complex facades of many buildings and street activities is greatly enhanced by Hiroshige's use of a steep linear perspective in the Western convention. Another notable influence from the West is the presence of shadow for each figure, even dogs and puppies.

original oban size print, 1856
14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in. (36.3 x 25.2 cm)

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1448
 Title Night View of Saruwaka-machi, No. 90
 Saruwaka-machi yoru no kei
 Series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
 Meisho Edo hyakkei 名所江戸百景
 Artist  after Utagawa Hiroshige I (1797-1858)
 廣重画 Hiroshige ga
 Seal of the Artist not sealed
 Publication Date: Original Print 1856, 9th month
 Publication Date: Reproduction c. 1930s
 Publisher: Original Print Uoya Eikichi
 Publisher: Reproduction
Takemura Hideo 竹村秀雄 (H. Takemura & Co.) [Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 524]
located in lower right corner
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre ukiyo-e, fukusei-ga
 Format yatsugiri
 H x W Paper 5 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (13.3 x 8.6 cm )
 H x W Image 5 1/8 x 3 5/16 in. (13 x 8.4 cm)  
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