Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido - In 1832, Hiroshige first traveled from his home in Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto along the Tokaido road. The journey was an eye opening and life changing experience for him. As an urban man of Edo he had experienced life mainly in the capital. He immediately returned to Edo after the trip and began his masterwork woodblock series from the sketches he had made on his journey. Hiroshige's Tokaido prints are an opportunity to be transported back in time to see this world as Hiroshige did in the shadow of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
Hashiguchi Goyo Studio 1919 Reprint Edition - Hashiguchi Goyo is one of the most famous and admired artists of 20th century Japanese woodblocks. In addition to producing his own designs, his studio also created exceptionally high-quality reprints of masterworks by artists such as Hiroshige, Utamaro, Hokusai, and Harunobu. This lovely Hiroshige Great Tokaido series was published by Goyo in 1919, shortly before the artist's death in 1920 (see example of publisher's label below, not included).
Sparing no expense in production, these prints feature finely carved details, fresh color, and soft bokashi shading that truly distinguish them from lesser reproductions. Each print has the red rectangular Goyo seal in the margin. These prints are considered some of the rarest and most valuable reprints on the market. As the production numbers for this series was quite low, they are almost impossible to find on the market today. An excellent opportunity to acquire a classic ukiyo-e design in a beautiful Goyo Studio edition.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 7/8" x 13 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning. A few prints have a few small spots. Please see photos for details. Generally in very nice condition overall.