Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Winter Desolation at Hamamatsu
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.
Winter Desolation at Hamamatsu - Terrific scene of travelers and porters gathered around a bonfire beside a large tree, trying to warm themselves on a chill winter day. At right a traveler enjoys a pipe while a woman carries a baby on her back. Clouds of pale gray smoke billow up into the clear sky. The castle and village of Hamamatsu are visible along the horizon past the fields. A classic Hiroshige design with delicate embossing in the smoke.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 1/2" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice condition overall.