by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Series; Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido
Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido - In 1832, Hiroshige first traveled from his home in Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto along the Tokaido road. The journey was an eye opening and life changing experience for him. As an urban man of Edo he had experienced life mainly in the capital. He immediately returned to Edo after the trip and began his masterwork woodblock series from the sketches he had made on his journey. Hiroshige's Tokaido prints are an opportunity to be transported back in time to see this world as Hiroshige did in the shadow of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
Fine Goyo Studio Reprints - At Fuji Arts we are excited to make this very special offer of reprints from the studio of 20th century master Hashiguchi Goyo. These prints are from a single set of reprints produced in 1920 right before Goyo’s death. Goyo’s fine reprints are considered to be the highest quality reprints produced in the 20th century.
Goyo is the undisputed master of the 20th century shin-hanga movement. A secondary part of his career was reprinting beautiful old ukiyo-e prints from the golden age of the print period. In 1920, much of Goyo’s artistic work was devoted to creating these incredible woodblock reprints. Each print was painstakingly copied from an original and stamped with the Goyo circular seal. Line by line, color by color, the prints were recreated in Goyo’s studio to perfectly emulate these masterworks of ukiyo-e. Goyo took pride in this work and the release of his reprints was met with great acclaim. Today, original Goyo reprints are highly sought after by collectors and extremely rare to find. An exceptional opportunity!
Mekawa Village near Ishibe - Terrific Hiroshige view of the station at Ishibe, one of the most isolated stops on the Tokaido. Men relax inside a teahouse and restaurant beneath tall trees. Porters and travelers gather in the street, a man in the center waving a fan as he performs a dance. In the distance, a mountain rises above the mists. A handsome subject with soft color and fine bokashi shading.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 5/8" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - The print with excellent color and detail. Please see photos for details.