Hotei Japanese Prints
The maple leaves of Mama, Tekona shrine and Tsugi bridge
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
The maple leaves of Mama, Tekona shrine and Tsugi bridge (Mama no Momiji Tekona no yashiro Tsugi-hashi), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo Hyakkei)
Fine impression, colour and condition, full size
Signed 'Hiroshige ga'
Published by Sakanaya Eikichi in 1857
This is a beautiful copy of a great design, where Hiroshige encloses the landscape in the frame of the maple leaves. A metallic pigment has been used to colour the leaves, gradually oxidizing and thus creating a special effect. This impression is a first edition or extremely close to it.