Utagwa Hiroshige Woodblock Print Plum Estate, Kameido (Kameido Umeyashiki)

Regular price $65,000

Japanese Woodblock Print By UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE. Titled "Plum Estate, Kameido (Kameido Umeyashiki)", from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

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Christie's UK July 24 - August 7, 2014 (Online Auction). Lot #60, Which Realized GBP £11,000
Specialist's Notes
For another impression in the Tokyo National Museum, go to http://webarchives.tnm.jp/imgsearch/show/C0028327, and for another in the British Museum see www.britishmuseum.org museum number 1948,0410,0.65.
GBP 8,000 - 12,000
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Kameido Umeyashiki [Plum Estate, Kameido], from the series Meisho Edo hyakkei [One Hundred Views of Famous Places of Edo]
Woodblock print, signed Hiroshige ga, published by Uoya Eikichi, 11th month 1857
Vertical oban (36.7 x 24.5cm.)

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Christie's Paris - Japonisme - Sale # 16843 - November 15, 2018. Lot #62:

Kameido Ume Yashiki (Le jardin des pruniers à Kameido) de la série Meisho Edo hyakkei (Les Cent Vues d'Edo).
Signé Hiroshige ga, publié par Uoya Eikichi, 11ème mois 1857.
Oban tate-e : 36 x 24 cm. (14 ¼ x 9 ½ in.)
EUR 25,000 - EUR 30,000
(USD 28,466 - USD 34,160)

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Sotheby's London - May 28, 2021 - Japanese Woodblock Prints | Including the Sokolov Collection: Lot #16 Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) Plum Estate, Kameido (Kameido umeyashiki), Edo period, 19th century

woodblock print, from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei), signed Hiroshige ga, censor's seal aratame, published by Uoya Eikichi, 11th month 1857
Vertical oban:
35 x 23.4 cm.
Estimate: 25,000 - 30,000 GBP
Lot sold: 88,200GBP (124,897USD)

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Christie's New York - March 22nd, 2022 - Japanese and Korean Art Including the Collection of David and Nayda Utterberg
Kameido ume yashiki (Plum estate, Kameido)
Woodblock print, from the series Meisho Edo hyakkei (One hundred views of Edo), signed Hiroshige ga, published by Uoya Eikichi, 11th month 1857
Vertical oban: 14 1⁄4 x 9 5⁄8 in. (36.2 x 24.4 cm.)
Lot Essay
Umeyashiki is the name of a plum garden on the bank of the Sumida River that drew large numbers of visitors to enjoy the view and scent of the blossoming trees in early spring. Hiroshige's striking design places the trunk and branches of a plum tree boldly in the foreground. The shape of this particular tree led to it becoming known as Resting Dragon Plum (Garyubai), because its branches grew so long they re-entered the earth. The viewer is obliged to look through the branches of the tree and of those behind to see a group of visitors to the garden admiring the blossoms from behind a fence. The unusual and dramatic vantage point and bold use of color are characteristics that inspired 19th-century artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and James McNeill Whistler and in many cases dramatically influenced their work. Another impression of this particular print was acquired by van Gogh and inspired him to such an extent that, along with A Sudden Shower over Ohashi and Atake by Hiroshige, he produced his own version in oil, Flowering Plum Orchard (after Hiroshige), 1887, now in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Estimate USD 30,000 – USD 40,000
Price realised USD 88,200