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.
Grandpa's Teahouse, Meguro - Handsome landscape view from the Teahouse Slope across the rice fields to the mountains in the distance. Pine trees dot the hill, with a winding path leading down past Grandpa's Teahouse, where visitors stop to relax. According to legend, a shogun stopped here while hunting, and was served tea by an elderly couple, and after that their teahouse was known as Grandpa's Teahouse. A farmer can be seen leading his horse among the golden fields, and the peak of Mt. Fuji rises above low-lying clouds. An attractive composition with beautiful color and fine bokashi shading.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Light folder mount on the reverse at the edge from the publisher's original display folder. Excellent overall with no issues to report.