by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
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.
Ochanomizu in the Eastern Capital, 1858 - Handsome summer view of the covered bridge over the Kanda River at Ochanomizu. Boatmen pole their crafts filled with cargo along the water, the boat in the foreground loaded with straw-wrapped sake casks. Mt. Fuji can be seen beyond the hilly embankment at left, with pine trees dotting the slopes and a single bird flying high above. Beautiful bokashi shading.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight paper remnants at top corners from previous mounting. A few small wormholes, repaired. Slight toning, a few spots. Please see photos for details.
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