Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Cotton-goods Lane, Odenma-cho
Series; One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo - In 1856, Hiroshige began designing what was to be his last great series and a masterpiece, "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo." The series contains 118 vertical format woodblocks of classic Hiroshige landscapes. From spring cherry blossoms to summer fireworks, from quiet scenes along the river to lively festival celebrations, Hiroshige captures life in old Edo in dramatic and interesting ways. Hiroshige employed an inventive compositional technique in many of the prints, using large foreground elements to frame a distant view in the background, such as the image of Kinryuzan Temple seen through the doorway of the famous Thunder Gate. Beautifully printed with fine bokashi shading, "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo" retains its popularity today as one of Hiroshige's great masterworks, and includes some of his most memorable images.
: These reprints, in a slightly smaller format than the original 100 Edo series, are from a charming set from the early Taisho period, circa 1915. Each print was beautifully printed with excellent original color and fine detail. The prints are tipped (lightly mounted at the upper corners only) to their original presentation sheet with both Japanese and English title. See photo below with presentation sheet. Early reprints are especially nice to find with their sense of age and quality. We’re starting these at an incentivized opening bid of $39 or purchase outright before bids come in for our low “buy it now” pricing.
Don’t miss out! Bill
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 1/4" x 5 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Nice full margins. Good overall. Please see photos for details.