One Hundred Famous Views of Edo - In 1856, Hiroshige began designing what was to be his last great series and a masterpiece, "One 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.
Cotton-goods Lane, Odenma-cho - An interesting night view of Edo in the cloth merchant quarter. In the foreground, two geisha in matching outfits set out for an evening destination, a servant following behind. In the background, running in a long row, the shops are closed for business. Two merchants can be seen inside, closing out the store for the day.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small indented line. Please see photos for details. Good overall.