Grand Series of Fishes - In the 1830s, Hiroshige designed a series of twenty oban size woodblocks of fish, published in two sets of ten prints each, with the second set released around 1840. This untitled series, sometimes called the "Grand Series of Fishes," fits into the genre of kacho-e (birds and flowers prints), which focuses on carefully observed birds, insects, fish, and flowers in natural habitats. Beautifully detailed varieties of fish and sea life are artfully arranged with grasses or plants against backgrounds with soft bokashi shading. Some of the images also include deluxe print techniques such as embossing or mica. These wonderful designs are rarely seen in reprint, and this set is a great opportunity to collect from the series. They also make terrific displays when framed.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 9 1/4" x 13 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Vertical centerfold. Slight thinning or paper remnants on reverse at sides from folio inclusion. A few creases. Please see photos for details. Generally in nice condition overall.