by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Series; Cutouts for the Fifty-three Stations
Tsuchiyama: View of Rain below the Suzuka Mountains - Atmospheric scene of rain slanting across the dark sky below the Suzuka Mountains at Tsuchiyama. The water below is framed by tall pines towering above a torii gate, with a willow overhanging the river. Beautiful shading in this handsome design, taken from an unusual Hiroshige series of harimaze or cutout pictures of the Tokaido Road stations.
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 - 8 1/8" x 6 5/8" + bottom margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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