Hiroshige: Hilltop View of Yushima Tenjin Shrine, 100 Famous Views of Edo
歌川広重 Utagawa Hiroshige（1797-1858）
Hilltop View of Yushima Tenjin Shrine, from the series of One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
木版画 | 纵绘大判 | 35.0cm×23.0cm
Woodblock-print | Oban tata-e | 35.0cm×23.0cm
Hiroshige's snow scenes have always been popular, and this one is particularly beautiful. The Yushima Tenjin Shrine is one of the oldest and most famous in Edo. This wonderful print depicts a clear day after snow, with a thick layer still on the ground and the water reflecting the blue of the sky. Interestingly, the signature seal is yellow instead of the usual red, which is intended to contrast with the red of the lanterns and walls of the teahouse near the shrine.
Very strong color; slightly trimmed into margin; thinning at top left corner.