Morning Mist at Mishima

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Morning Mist at Mishima  by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Morning Mist at Mishima

Series; Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido

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.

Morning Mist at Mishima - Wonderful Hiroshige Tokaido print of the Mishima station on a cool, misty morning. Two bearers carry a man in a palanquin, followed by a man on horseback and his attendant, who is wrapped in a straw mat. The silhouetted village and figures are rendered in soft tones of blue gray, with no black keyblock outline, an unusual technique that adds to the atmospheric setting. A beautiful design.

Woodblock reprints - In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown.

Morning Mist at Mishima  by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Morning Mist at Mishima  by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)