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Swallows and Peach Blossoms

Size: 40.0cm by 18.0cm (15.75 in by 7.09 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Ando Hiroshige

Era: Post-war | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 13,000$ 100.00£ 83.00€ 97.75 [Item has been sold]

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Description: Two swallows prepare to land on a branch of a peach blossom tree in this ō-tanzaku by Hiroshige. The flowers are just about to bloom, and the illustration perfectly conveys the promising feeling of the start of spring. The poem reads: "Spring has come and/peach blossoms float in all the streams/how impossible to determine where utopia is" (translation by the RISD Museum). Beautiful kara-zuri blind-embossing has been used to signify the texture of feathers on the bodies of the swallows.

There are some tiny chiri (mulberry bark scraps), a few slight foxing spots, and a few small marks, especially at the lower part of this print.

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