Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Clear Weather after Snow at Kameyama
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.
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!
Clear Weather after Snow at Kameyama - Beautiful winter landscape of a daimyo's procession climbing up the steep slope towards Kameyama Castle, which perches atop its stone foundations at upper right. Tall pine trees line the path, and the rooftops of a village are nestled at the foot of the mountains below. A fantastic snow scene, one of the best from the Tokaido series and a highly sought-after design. A beautiful example of Hiroshige's winter landscapes, with soft shading in the mountains and sky.
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. Very nice overall.