Benkei Moat from Soto-Sakurada to Kojimachi

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Benkei Moat from Soto-Sakurada to Kojimachi  by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Benkei Moat from Soto-Sakurada to Kojimachi

Series; One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

One Famous Views of Edo - In 1856, Hiroshige began designing what was to be his last great series and a masterpiece, "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo." Each print from this series was a classic Hiroshige landscape work, taking advantage of the vertical format to capture a slice of life from Edo in dramatic and interesting ways. The series was very popular with the public and new releases were eagerly anticipated over the time that Hiroshige released the designs. Beautifully colored and finely printed, our prints from this series are a nice opportunity to collect these 19th century landscape images.

Benkei Moat from Soto-Sakurada to Kojimachi - Handsome view of Benkei Moat from Soto-Sakurada to Kojimachi. Samurai and beauties stroll along the gently curving road following the edge of the moat. At upper left, the entrance gate and walls of daimyo's palace can be seen, with pines towering above the rooftops. The blue of the water is a nice contrast with the green grass and trees. Nicely composed and attractively colored, with fine bokashi shading in the water and sky.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Paper remnants on reverse at left corners from previous mounting. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

Benkei Moat from Soto-Sakurada to Kojimachi  by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Benkei Moat from Soto-Sakurada to Kojimachi  by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)