Series; Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji
Hiroshige's Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji - In Japan, Mt. Fuji is a sacred place and a symbol of the country itself. Rising majestically near the center of Japan, Fuji dominates the landscape and the Japanese national identity. Hiroshige completed designs for his last series, "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," in 1858. Following a tradition established by Hokusai, Hiroshige’s wonderful series show the mountain in each of the four seasons, from a variety of vantage points. Hiroshige utilized a vertical full oban format to create dramatic and breathtaking views of this most revered landmark. Views range from the urban city center of Edo to cherry blossom viewing in a small village and the fantastic crashing wave at Awa. Seen less frequently than some of his more well-known series, "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji" ranks as one of Hiroshige's best vertical format series.
Sukiyagashi in the Eastern Capital - Wonderful Edo scene in wintertime. The rooftops of small houses, a fisherman's canal and Fuji rising in the distance all covered in a fresh winter snow. Fantastic Hiroshige snow scene.
This Meiji reprint series- This print is from a particularly beautiful set of Meiji reprints of Hiroshige’s Fuji series. The printing quality and colors are especially nice and are very close to Hiroshige’s Edo era originals. Reprints from Hiroshige’s 36 Fuji are uncommon. Reprints of this quality are rare. Shop this beautiful collection, we don’t know when we’ll have these again.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent color and detail. With a somewhat thick paper backing from previous folio storage. Please see photos for details. Excellent overall.