Ueno Yamashita, 1858

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Ueno Yamashita, 1858 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ueno Yamashita, 1858

Series; One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

One Hundred 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." The series contains 118 vertical format woodblocks of classic Hiroshige landscapes. From spring cherry blossoms to summer fireworks, from quiet scenes along the river to lively festival celebrations, Hiroshige captures life in old Edo in dramatic and interesting ways. Hiroshige employed an inventive compositional technique in many of the prints, using large foreground elements to frame a distant view in the background, such as the image of Kinryuzan Temple seen through the doorway of the famous Thunder Gate. Beautifully printed with fine bokashi shading, "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo" retains its popularity today as one of Hiroshige's great masterworks, and includes some of his most memorable images.

Ueno Yamashita, 1858 - Terrific Hiroshige print of Ueno Yamashita, where the small shrine of Gojo Tenjin is nestled among the trees at left. At right, the Iseya restaurant advertises its popular rice dish on a banner above a fish shop. A procession of beauties carrying matching umbrellas approaches at bottom left, as crows fly overhead. Beautiful color and detail in this charming design.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 1/8" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. Backed with paper. Horizontal centerfold. Slight rippling.

Ueno Yamashita, 1858 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Ueno Yamashita, 1858 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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