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.
Hatsune Riding Grounds, Bakuro-cho - Spring view of an open square in downtown Edo that was originally a training ground where the shogun's men would practice horse riding. Having outlived this purpose, dyers used the space between the willow trees to hang bolts of cloth, the trees gracefully hanging overhead. A beautiful print with a pleasing curvilinear composition.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.