Hiroshige's Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji - In Japan, Mt. Fuji is a sacred place and a symbol of the country itself. Rising majestically near the center of Japan, Fuji dominates the landscape and the Japanese national identity. Hiroshige completed designs for his last series, "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," in 1858. Following a tradition established by Hokusai, Hiroshige’s wonderful series show the mountain in each of the four seasons, from a variety of vantage points. Hiroshige utilized a vertical full oban format to create dramatic and breathtaking views of this most revered landmark. Views range from the urban city center of Edo to cherry blossom viewing in a small village and the fantastic crashing wave at Awa. Seen less frequently than some of his more well-known series, "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji" ranks as one of Hiroshige's best vertical format series.
Dog Eye Pass in Kai Province - Beautiful, rugged Japanese terrain with a river flowing through the bottom of a rocky gorge. Travelers make their way up the steep incline along the shore at right, a few of them pausing near the top to admire the view. A few pines and red maples cling precariously to the sides of the embankment, and low clouds drift across the bases of the mountains. A flock of birds flies past the view of Mt. Fuji in the distance. A striking design. The print comes with a label stating that it was purchased from the collection of George C. Calvert, Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1939 (see below). While we couldn't find out much about Calvert, he donated several works of art to the Indianapolis Art Museum and also loaned them paintings for exhibit. An interesting provenance.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Slight toning and a couple creases at edges. Slight rippling at edges, stain at edge, small spot in margin. Please see photos for details.
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