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Keisai Eisen (1790–1848)
No. 15, Itahana
Woodblock print, a design from the series The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaido Road (Kisokaido rokujukyu tsugi no uchi)
Published by Iseya Rihei (Kinjudo), circa 1835–38
Horizontal oban (24.8 x 36.6cm.)

Provenance
Ex. Collection Paul Blondeau, Paris (d. 1926)
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Lot Essay

This set was started by Eisen and published by Hoeido in 1835, however in 1837 Hiroshige took over the project, working with the publisher Iseiri (Kinjudo). In this design, travellers are shown trudging through the snow along a road lined with pine trees, just outside the entrance to the village of Itahana.

For another impression in the collections of the Tokyo National Museum, go to http://webarchives.tnm.jp/imgsearch/show/C0007235
And for another in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, accession number 21.4810, go to www.mfa.org/collections

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