Kiyomizu Hall and Shinobazu Pond at Ueno

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Kiyomizu Hall and Shinobazu Pond at Ueno by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Kiyomizu Hall and Shinobazu Pond at Ueno

Series; One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

One Hundred Famous Views of Edo - In 1856, Hiroshige began designing what was to be his last great series and a masterpiece, "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo." The series contains 118 vertical format woodblocks of classic Hiroshige landscapes. From spring cherry blossoms to summer fireworks, from quiet scenes along the river to lively festival celebrations, Hiroshige captures life in old Edo in dramatic and interesting ways. Hiroshige employed an inventive compositional technique in many of the prints, using large foreground elements to frame a distant view in the background, such as the image of Kinryuzan Temple seen through the doorway of the famous Thunder Gate. Beautifully printed with fine bokashi shading, "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo" retains its popularity today as one of Hiroshige's great masterworks, and includes some of his most memorable images.

Kiyomizu Hall and Shinobazu Pond at Ueno - Beautiful image of Kiyomizu Hall in Ueno, part of a temple complex overlooking Shinobazu Pond. Blossoming cherry trees surround the red building at right, with visitors on the verandah enjoying a view of the water below. At left, the unusual pine tree with the looped branch is the famous "Moon Pine." A lovely spring scene with attractive color and detail.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with beautiful color and fine detail. Large, untrimmed margins, as shown. Each print with evidence of the light folder mount on the reverse at the edge from the publisher's original display folder. Exceptional condition.

Kiyomizu Hall and Shinobazu Pond at Ueno by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Kiyomizu Hall and Shinobazu Pond at Ueno by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)