Fukagawa Lumberyards, 1856

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Fukagawa Lumberyards, 1856 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Fukagawa Lumberyards, 1856

Series; One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
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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.

Fukagawa Lumberyards, 1856 - Terrific winter scene of the Fukugawa lumberyards under falling snow, the view dynamically framed by the diagonal wood poles on either side. The blue river below zigzags back and forth as tiny figures move floating lumber along the shore. In the foreground, a yellow umbrella adds to the sense of depth. A few birds fly through the gray sky, and two small dogs can be seen at lower left. A great image, beautifully composed and colored, with fine bokashi shading on the water and sky.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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

Condition - Nice detail. Backed with paper. Wormholes, repaired.

Fukagawa Lumberyards, 1856 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Fukagawa Lumberyards, 1856 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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