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'Tea House and Cherry Blossoms', Series unknown

This lovely woodblock print depicts a traveler and a waitress at a tea house in spring.  It is a cheerful scene with colorful paper lanterns, and cherry blossoms in full bloom overhead, with a boat on the waterway in the distance.  The colors are superb.  This print, which is not signed is a classic Hiroshige image.  It may be that it is by Hiroshige II, considering the number of vertical series he produced, but we have not been able to locate the image in our searches.  We are attributing it to Hiroshige, and will continue to further our search.  It was likely introduced in the 1850s, and dates to c1900-1920.  There are Japanese characters noted on the corner post, presumably the name of the tea house, but it is otherwise unmarked.  The print measures 10" x 7".  It is in a teak frame, 14.5" x 11.5".    It is nicely framed and in very good original condition.  P8360    $195.00

Attributed to Utagawa Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) 'Tea House and Cherry Blossoms'

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