Item from the Mokuhankan Flea Market

(mistakenly taken number for FM000818)

Size: 40.5cm by 27.0cm (15.94 in by 10.63 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Ando Hiroshige

Era: Post-war | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 12,000$ 100.00£ 76.00€ 90.25 [Item has been sold]

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Description: This print is from a set of reproductions of 25 of Hiroshige's lesser-known prints, given the English title "Rare Publication: Selected Works by Hiroshige" by the publisher, O-Edo Mokuhansha. Please visit our Collection page where you can see our own preserved copy of this entire set.

Two white herons or egrets happily fish in the shallows of a river among irises. This print has a number of titles: the Harvard Art Museum titles the print "White Cranes", the MFA "White Herons and Iris", and the MET "Egret in Iris and Grasses". The Japanese typically used is shirosagi (白鷺), which can be translated as either "white heron" or "white egret". The original was produced in the 1830s. An unknown Chinese-style poem appears in the top section of the print (if you have any ideas about what it says, let us know!). The different shades of blue and the clear-cut blades of grass are a highlight.

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