Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century
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Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century
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Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai Mid and late 19th century
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Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and after Hokusai
Mid and late 19th century
An album mounted with a set of twenty woodblock prints from the series so-called Uo Zukushi (Assortment of Fish) by Hiroshige, each depicting fish and shellfish in a composition with seasonal plants with one or two kyoka poems on the upper section; published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (circa 1832-1834) and Yamadaya Shojiro (circa 1840-1842).

Eleven prints attributed to Nishimuraya comprising:

1) Kurodai, kodai and sansho (black seabream, two small seabream and Japanese pepper), with publisher's seal Eijudo and censor's seal Kiwame, signed Ryusai Hiroshige ga.

2) Bora, tsubaki and udo (grey mullet, camellia and udo), with publisher's seal Eijudo and censor's seal Kiwame, signed Ichiryusai Hiroshige ga.

3) Tai and sansho (seabream and Japanese pepper), with publisher's seal Eijudo, signed Ichiryusai Hiroshige ga.

4) Katsuo and sakura (bonito and cherries), with publisher's seal Eijudo and censor's seal Kiwame, signed Ichiryusai Hiroshige ga.

5) Awabi, sayori and momo (abalone, halfbeak and peach blossom), with publisher's seal Eijudo and censor's seal Kiwame, signed Ichiryusai Hiroshige ga.

6) Konohagarei, kanagashira and sasa (flounder and two gunnards with bamboo leaves), signed Ichiryusai Hiroshige ga.

7) Kasago, isaki and neshouga (kasago, isaki and ginger roots), with publisher's seal Eijudo and censor's seal Kiwame, signed Ryusai Hiroshige ga.

8) Kochi and nasu (two flatheads and eggplant), signed Ichiryusai Hiroshige ga.

9) Aji, kurumaebi and tade (horse-mackerel, two prawns with a tade plant), signed Ichiryusai Hiroshige ga.

10) Iseebi and shibaebi (lobster and two shrimps), with publisher's seal Eijudo and censor's seal Kiwame, signed Hiroshige ga.

11) Ayu (trout), with publisher's seal Eijudo and censor's seal Kiwame, signed Hiroshige hitsu.

Nine prints attributed to Yamadaya comprising:

1) Koi (carp), with publisher's seal Yamasho, signed Hiroshige hitsu.

2) Hirame, mebaru and sakura (flounder, mebaru and cherry blossoms), signature missing.

3) Amadai, ishimochi and wasabi (tilefish, ishimochi and wasabi root), with publisher's seal Yamasho, signed Hiroshige hitsu.

4) Saba, kani and asagao (mackerel, crab and morning glory), with censor's seal Kiwame, signed Hiroshige ga.

5) Tobiuo, ishimochi and yuri (flying fish, ishimochi and lily), signed Hiroshige ga.

6) Akodai and sasa (red seabream and bamboo grass), with publisher's seal Yamasho, signed Hiroshige hitsu.

7) Shimadai, ainame and nanten (spotted bream, rock trout and nandina), signed Hiroshige ga.

8) Inada, fugu and ume (yellowtail and blowfish with a plum branch), with publisher's seal Yamasho, signed Hiroshige hitsu.

9) Suzuki, kinmedai and shiso (seabass, gold-eyed bream and a perilla branch), signed Hiroshige ga, 25.2cm x 36.5cm (9 7/8in x 14 3/8in).

Together with three volumes (3, 5 and 12 from the complete set of 15), from the series Hokusai Manga, after Hokusai, published by Eirakuya Toshiro during the Meiji Period, 22.8cm x 26.5cm (9in x 10 3/8in).
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Footnotes

  • 錦絵画帖 一冊 安藤広重 魚尽くし 19世紀中期
    木版袋綴本 三巻 倣葛飾北斎 北斎漫画 19世紀後期

    Literature: Yoshida Teruji, Ukiyo-e Jiten (Dictionary of Japanese Prints), Gabundo, Tokyo, 1972.
    Elvehjem Museum of Art, The Edward Burr Van Vleck Collection of Japanese Prints, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1990.

    Hiroshige published a couple of so-called Uo zukushi series with different publishers in different formats after the mid-point of his career. Although there is no universal consensus of opinion, it is commonly acknowledged that Nishimuraya issued the first set of the series privately for a poetry group. Following its success, Yamadaya then published the second series a few years later, making a total of twenty prints. But, depending on the reference materials consulted, information on the publisher's attribution is slightly conflicting. In this catalogue, attribution is made based on a variety of references, publisher's seals and the possibility that separate versions were made by different publishers from the original woodblocks. This results in the hypothesis that eleven of the prints are attributed to Nishimuraya as opposed to the nine prints attributed to Yamadaya.
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