by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
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.
This Complete Boxed Set - This complete reprint set of two bound volumes includes all 118 woodblock prints from Hiroshige's "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo." The prints are mounted to heavy album pages, with the album pages attached side to side and back to back, accordion style. Each volume features a cloth cover with a cloud pattern, housed in a handsome lidded wooden box with purple cloth ties and a hand-painted title slip. The woodblocks are attractively colored and printed with fine detail and soft bokashi shading. A terrific opportunity to acquire a complete set of Hokusai's famous series in a lovely presentation format.
Please note: - This boxed set is quite heavy. International bidders are welcome; however, there is an additional $75 charge to ship the set internationally.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Size - Each image 8 1/4" x 5 3/8" + margins as shown; page size 11" x 8 1/4"; overall boxed size
Condition - Prints with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning. Some prints have a few marks or spots. Tears at folds of a few album pages. Please see photos for details.
Examples from the Set
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