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.
Horie and Nekozane - Handsome view of fishing villages on either side of the Sakaigawa or Border River near Edo. The Border Bridge spans the channel from Horie on the left to Nekozane at right. In the foreground, a long cord leads to a net buried in the sand to catch plovers, with two trappers waiting in the marshy grass for the right moment to pull the cord and snare the birds. Just above them, a road zigzags along the water's edge, and with torii gate just visible beneath the pines at center right. Clouds streak across the horizon in softly shaded colors, with the snow-capped peak of Mt. Fuji rising in the distance. An attractive composition, nicely detailed.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 3/4"+ margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.