Blossoms on the Tama River Embankment

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Blossoms on the Tama River Embankment by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Blossoms on the Tama River Embankment

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.

Blossoms on the Tama River Embankment - Lovely spring view of flowering cherry trees along the embankment of the Tama River Aquaduct. People stroll along the shore, enjoying the blossoms as evening begins to fall. At center left, the entrance gate and rooftops of a samurai's estate can be seen. The settlement of Naito Shinjuku lines the shore at right, with a few beauties and a customer on the verandah of a teahouse overlooking the water. Beautiful color and shading in this attractive design.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details.

Blossoms on the Tama River Embankment by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Blossoms on the Tama River Embankment by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)