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.
Takamizawa Reprints - Handsome reprint by the venerable Takamizawa publisher. Takamizawa was known as one of the finest reprint publishers of the 20th century, and produced some of the highest quality ukiyo-e woodblock reprints of all time. A great opportunity to acquire a fine reprint of a classic ukiyo-e design.
View of Shiba Coast - Attractive view of the Shiba Coast with a flock of gulls flying across the water. One of the first prints made for the series, this design employs a compositional device that will reappear in many later designs, with even greater effect. Hiroshige uses the wooden channel marker at left to frame the deeper space in the distance, clearly separating the foreground and background spaces. Boats travel along the channel at right near a zigzag stone embankment topped with pines, with another flock of birds above. Lovely color with fine bokashi shading in the water and sky.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 3/4"+ margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.