Other impressions of this print can be found in the British Museum and Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
About the artist
Hiroshige II, born Morita Chimpei, belonged to a family of firemen. The protégé of Hiroshige I, Hiroshige II was adopted by this great ukiyo-e master in 1845. Hiroshige II used the name "Shigenobu" until his teacher's death in 1858. He soon married his teacher's daughter, Otatsu, and took the name Hiroshige II. Around 1865, he divorced his wife, and moved to Yokohama. During this time, he designed prints and painted tea boxes and lanterns to make a living under the names Shigenobu and Ryusho. In the years following his divorce, Hiroshige II stopped producing works. Throughout his career, he used several different go including Hiroshige II, Ichiryusai, Ichiyusai, Kisai, Ryusai, Ryusho, and Shigenobu.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. - Oscar Wilde