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.
Yoroi Ferry, Koami-cho - Handsome view of the Nihonbashi River from the embankment, the scene framed by a woman in a kimono with an umbrella at right. The prow of a boat juts into the scene at left, with the Yoroi Ferry just beyond, filled with passengers. Swallow flit about the sky and a row of kura or storehouses recedes into the distance along the left shore. An interesting composition, beautifully detailed with bokashi shading in the water and sky.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a couple tiny spots, a few creases at edges, lightly rubbed spot. Please see photos for details. Good overall.