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Omi Province, Lake Biwa, Ishiyama Temple by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Omi Province, Lake Biwa, Ishiyama Temple by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Omi Province, Lake Biwa, Ishiyama Temple
Series; Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces

Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces - Published between 1853 and 1856 by Koshihei, Hiroshige's fantastic "Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces" series features sixty-nine prints, one for each of the sixty-six provinces of Japan, plus Edo and the two major islands. The series includes some of Hiroshige's most famous designs, such as his dramatic view of the whirlpools at Naruto.

The series represents a further development of Hiroshige's landscape print design, including some of his most modern compositions. The striking new use of a vertical format allowed Hiroshige to experiment with the foreground and background contrasts typical of his work, drawing the viewer in while at the same time implying a sense of great distance. The high vantage point of most of the designs allows for sweeping panoramas and expansive views of the beautiful countryside. Skillful bokashi shading also adds unusual depth to many of the images.

From bucolic rural views to busy urban centers, the series beautifully illustrates the Japanese countryside while capturing the flavor of life during the Edo era.

Yuyudo Publisher - In the early 20th century, the Yuyudo publishing house had already distinguished themselves as one of the finest publishers in Japan. They adhered to the same exacting standards of 19th century publishers while some of their publishing colleagues took shortcuts. In the 1950's, as interest Edo era woodblock prints was reigniting, Yuyudo embarked upon a project to produce reprints by the great masters from the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e. They hired the finest woodblock printers and carvers in the world for this endeavor. The resulting prints were some of the highest quality reproductions ever made. We are pleased to offer this beautiful reprint from the Yuyudo publisher in our auctions today.  Yuyudo prints are exceptionally well done and very finely printed. Each bears a Yuyudo Publisher stamp on the margin or reverse. Bid now on prints from this fantastic collection!

Omi Province, Lake Biwa, Ishiyama Temple - A terrific Hiroshige print from his "Sixty-odd Provinces" series depicting the Ishiyama Temple at night, boats docked at teahouses along the shore where the Seta River flows into Lake Biwa. A few geese descend for the night in front of misty clouds across a full moon. The Seta Bridge spans the breadth of the river and Mount Ibuki rises in the distance.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown.Please see photos for details. Nice overall.


Omi Province, Lake Biwa, Ishiyama Temple by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Omi Province, Lake Biwa, Ishiyama Temple by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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