1809 - 1979
Rain at Kawaguchi, 1850 c.
Size: Chuban yoko – e, mm 175 x 250
Series: ‘Miyako meisho’
‘One Hundred Views of Osaka’
Signed: Sadanobu sha
Published by Wataki, late 1850’s – early 1860’s
Fine impression, colour and condition.
This landscape is undoubtedly one of the best design of the Series ‘A Mirror of One Hundred Views of Osaka-truthfully copied’, of which around 63 chuban design are known.
This View is inspired by the famous landscape: ‘Teppo Inaribashi Minato Jinja’ from the series ‘One Hundred Views of Edo’ by Hiroshige.
Through the masts of cargo vessels and heavy rain can be seen a guardhouse at the convergence of the Aji and Kizu Rivers. The outpost was torn down in 1864.
Another impression illustrated in Dean J. Schwaab: ‘Osaka Prints’, London 1989, n. 297