Shôhei Bridge (Shôhei-bashi) - Edo Meisho Zue

Hiroshige II

Shôhei Bridge (Shôhei-bashi), from the series Views of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meishô zue)

「江戸名所図絵 昌平橋」

'Edo meishō zue (江戸 名勝 圖會 - Views of Famous Places in Edo)'. (The title is now usually written with the kanji 江戸 名所 図会.) Edo was renamed Tōkyō shortly after this series was produced. The series dates from the middle of Hiroshige II's career, when he was in his mid-thirties (thirty-five to thirty-seven years old). At this point, he was using the name 'Hiroshige', since his master Hiroshige I had died (in 1858), and Hiroshige II had taken over the gō 'Hiroshige'; the prints in this series are signed 'Hiroshige'.

The series title is in the vertical rectangular cartouche in the top right corner; the title of each individual print is on the right-hand edge of the horizontal rectangular cartouche.

Date: 8/1862

Publisher: Fujiokaya Keijiro

Condition: Trimmed as shown, insect damage on top right, backed.