Jumantsubo Plain at Susaki, Fukagawa; Series No. 107 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
This print depicts a view looking northwest from Fukagawa Susaki towards Jūmantsubo, a tract of land named after its area of about eighty acres, is one of the most dramatic designs of the series. Its appeal lies in the contrast between the powerful form of the eagle as it prepares to dive for prey and the desolate wintry marshes below. As in other views devoid of people, there is still a pervasive human presence—in the roofs huddled to the left, in the poles of the lumber-yards beyond, and, above all, in the lone wooden bucket floating at the edge of the bay, surrounded by water birds on which the eagle seems to have its eye. It measures 14.75" x 9.75". This image was first published in 1856. The well-respected Adachi Publishers produced this series c1930, and it bears their seals, along with Hiroshige's cipher, and stamped T. Adachi, Printed in Japan, on the verso. It is in excellent condition, with residue from its old folder tipping in the upper margin on the verso. PS467
Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige (1797-1858) Jumantsubo Plain at Susaki, Fukagawa
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