by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Series; Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido (The Great Tokaido)
Hiroshige’s Great Tokaido - In 1832, Hiroshige first traveled from his home in Edo (present-day 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. After the trip, he returned to Edo and immediately began his masterwork woodblock series from the sketches he had made on his journey. Hiroshige's first Tokaido series is also known as the "Great Tokaido," or the "Hoeido Tokaido," after the publisher Hoeido. Hiroshige returned to this favorite subject again and again, creating many additional Tokaido series. Published circa 1833 - 1834, Hiroshige's famous Great Tokaido designs offer an opportunity to be transported back in time to see Japan as it was during the days of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
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Ocean View Slope Near Shirasuka - Handsome view of a daimyo's procession making its way down the ocean view slope near Shirasuka. Tall pine trees top the curving gray hills in the foreground, framing a lovely view of the sea beyond, with white sails dotting the horizon. Houses are nestled among the trees along the shore, with fishing nets hung up to dry. A beautiful composition, attractively colored with fine bokashi shading.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 9" x 13 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Vertical centerfold. Tiny hole, repaired. Slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details. Good overall.