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.
Distant View of Mount Akiba at Kakegawa, circa 1833 - 1834 - Handsome view of travelers crossing an earthen bridge at Kakegawa on a windy day, kites flying above. A young boy in a tie-dyed robe dances about excitedly as he watches a kite flying high above, and another sailing off across the sky trailing its string. Farmers are busy in the rice paddies at right, and the dark form of Mt. Akiba looms in the distance. A terrific composition with wonderful detail and fine bokashi shading.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple holes, repaired. Crease at center Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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