Moon Pine, Ueno (Ueno sannai tsuki no matsu)
Date: 8/1857
One of the better designs from “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”. An early impression of this famous print, with strong woodgrain in the sky and traces of mica on the shading of the upper branch of the tree. This is a close-up picture of the famed pine tree with a moon-shaped looped branch, also named the Rope Pine (nawa no matsu) at the Shinobazu pond in Ueno.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Size: ôban
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Sealed: Censor’s seal “Aratame” and Date seal (mi hachi): 8th month of Snake year(1857)
Inventory Number: HIR446