Utagawa Hirokage (active 1855 - 1865) Humorous Events at Famous Places in Edo: Bridge Scene, 1859. Oban.
Hirokage was a pupil of the great Hiroshige and is known today for this humorous series which parodies his teacher’s famous series 36 views of Edo and for a triptych depicting a fight between the fish of the sea and the fruit of the land.
This is a fine winter scene and depicts a traveller slipping on a footbridge. As he trips his shoe flies off and hits a fellow pedestrian in the head. Another nicely observed and delicately realised comic scene from this famous series.
The print is full size in fine condition with strong colour and impression and no condition issues to report.