by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Series; Eight Views of the Environs of Edo
(Edo kinko hakkei no uchi)
Eight Views of the Environs of Edo - Hiroshige's lovely series, Eight Views of the Environs of Edo, was initially privately printed for the Taihaido Poetry Club by the publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudo) around 1837-1838. The club commissioned the series to illustrate their poems based on famous locations around Edo. First edition prints from this series include three or fours verses of poetry across the top, while in later impressions only a single verse appears. These lyrical landscape views are tranquil and reflective, with evocative atmospheric effects, such as the moonlit Tama River or the evening shower at Azuma Shrine. Moon on the Tama River is the masterpiece of the series, considered one of Hiroshige's finest landscapes.
Descending Geese at Haneda - Charming scene of the rural Haneda district with a small temple in the distance as geese descend for the evening. Two men make their way through the tall reeds and white sails are dotted along the horizon, the sky flooded with soft colors as the sun sets. A beautiful design with fine color and fine shading.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8" x 12 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.