Subject: The Sixty-nine Post Stations of the Kisokaidô Road # 17 - Kisokaidô rokujűku tsugi. Matsuida. Matsui Tamijirô watching two snakes in a river with Yama-uba (the mountain witch) seated on a rock with a monkey. One of the most interesting designs in the set, with a strong European influence in the figure of Yama-uba. In a cartouche behind: trees, paddy fields and distant mountain. See: Robinson: S74.18.
Format: Oban tate-e: 14.25" (36.2cm) x 9.75" (24.8cm) approx
Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke. Censor: Fukushima - Muramatsu, Rat 6
Date: 1852 (Kaei 5), 6th month.
Condition: Very slightly trimmed. Retains Japanese album backing paper. Minor marks and flaws. Generally fine state of preservation.
Impression: Fine of 1st edition with gauffrage.