Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
The Lake at Hakone
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.
Takamizawa Reprints - Handsome reprint by the venerable Takamizawa publisher. Takamizawa was known as one of the finest reprint publishers of the 20th century, and produced some of the highest quality ukiyo-e woodblock reprints of all time. A great opportunity to acquire a fine reprint of a classic ukiyo-e design.
The Lake at Hakone - Striking design of a daimyo's party making its way through a narrow valley between the steep mountains at right. The peak in the center is studded with colorful rock formations and boulders among deep green foliage. The lake at Hakone can be seen below, with Mt. Fuji silhouetted in white beyond the mountain range along the shore, a faint rosy glow spreading along the horizon. The outline of Fuji is embossed only, instead of being outlined. A handsome image with wonderful detail and fine bokashi shading. This Takamizawa Publisher reprint comes with descriptions for both the series and the station in Japanese and English.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 7/8" x 13 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.