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Fukaya, Station 10 by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

Item Number: 957345

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Item Type: Fixed Price Item
Item Category: Fine Woodblock Reprints
Item Number: 957345
Price: $80.96
   


Fukaya, Station 10 by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

Eisen (1790 - 1848) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Fukaya, Station 10
Series; Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaido

The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaido - Hiroshige's fantastic Kisokaido series was designed in collaboration with Keisei Eisen in the mid-1830s. Comprised of seventy prints, Eisen contributed 23 images to the series, with Hiroshige providing the rest. This masterpiece series chronicles life along the Kiso Highway, the upper road along the mountains from Edo to Kyoto, mirroring the lower Tokaido. Hiroshige's Kisokaido landscapes maintain his typical balance between figures and nature, with masterful depictions of weather and seasons, and a number of especially lovely moonlit scenes. These poetic and atmospheric views offer a captivating vision of the beautiful and often dramatic countryside of Japan.

Woodblock reprints - In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.

Publisher - Kajikawa Workshop (see margin seal)

Artist - Eisen (1790 - 1848)
Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Please see photos for details


Fukaya, Station 10 by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

Fukaya, Station 10 by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

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