Hatsune Riding Grounds, Bakuro-cho

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Hatsune Riding Grounds, Bakuro-cho by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Hatsune Riding Grounds, Bakuro-cho

Series; One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
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Hatsune Riding Grounds, Bakuro-cho - Spring view of an open square in downtown Edo that was originally a training ground where the shogun's men would practice horse riding. Having outlived this purpose, dyers used the space between the willow trees to hang bolts of cloth, the tree branches gracefully hanging overhead. A beautiful print with a pleasing curvilinear composition.

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 - 13 1/4" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and detail. Small spot in margin.

Hatsune Riding Grounds, Bakuro-cho by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Hatsune Riding Grounds, Bakuro-cho by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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