Re: Hunting for Hiroshige

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Posted by Richard Illing on May 04, 2002 at 15:20:12:

In Reply to: Hunting for Hiroshige posted by Dave Bull on May 04, 2002 at 01:28:33:

Dave, dim memories stirring led me searching through old auction catalogues. Four of the set were sold at Parke-Bernet in April 1971 and twelve at Sotheby's in London a month earlier. In both cases the set is said to contain 13 views. The titles you are missing are:
Azuma no mori
Susaki, Yuki no asa
Matsudo no Sato
Tamagawa no Sato

The last two are illustrated in the catalogue (Sotheby 31 March 1971 lots 88,90). Matsudo no Sato is also illustrated in Fujikake 'Ukiyo-e no Kenko' Vol 3, no. 493 but this also a rather dim black & white version. The cataloguer (presumably Hillier) mentions that Kaianji no momiji is illustrated in colour in Matsuki Kihachiro 'Hiroshige Edo fukei kanga shui',Tokyo, 1940.
Two of the set are said to be illustrated in Ledoux Catalogue 'Hokusai and Hiroshige' but it is not mentioned which. There is a B&W illustration of Gyotoku in the cat. of the Popper sale at Parke-Burnet Oct 1972. and you already know about Michener.
Hope this is helpful,
Regards, Dick Illing

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