Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Ferryboats at Arai
Series; Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido
Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido - In 1832, Hiroshige first traveled from his home in Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto along the Tokaido road. The journey was an eye opening and life changing experience for him. As an urban man of Edo he had experienced life mainly in the capital. He immediately returned to Edo after the trip and began his masterwork woodblock series from the sketches he had made on his journey. Hiroshige's Tokaido prints are an opportunity to be transported back in time to see this world as Hiroshige did in the shadow of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
Ferryboats at Arai - Terrific scene of a ferryboat carrying a daimyo across the water from Maisaka to Arai, with standards flying and an awning screening the lord. A smaller boat follows carrying the daimyo's retainers with two boatmen poling the craft. A beautiful Hiroshige design with lovely shading in the warm sky and the deep blue of the water.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Image Size - 8 1/2" x 13 1/2" + margins as shown Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Small spot in right margin. Please see photos for details. Good overall.