Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige II
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A half block, 8.5 x 6.5 in; 22 x 16 cms, print showing a tree sparrow and hibiscus. From a series of prints by the same publisher, Yamashiroya Kambei (?) published 1851-53 ( Kunugasa and Murata seals ). Probably Hiroshige IIs best set in this genre. Ex collection Paul-Louis de la Noe, 1879-1919, ( an acquaintance of the Goncourt brothers, Bing and Hayashi ). Very good impression and colour. Very minor soil. Signed Shigenobu hitsu. Status: Sold