Ryogoku Bridge and the Great Riverbank

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Ryogoku Bridge and the Great Riverbank by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Ryogoku Bridge and the Great Riverbank

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.

Ryogoku Bridge and the Great Riverbank - Great panoramic view of Ryogoku Bridge in summer. Cargo boats move up and down the Sumida River and the bridge bustles with traffic. In the foreground, pedestrians stroll along a street lined with tea stands at the water's edge. A handsome composition, nicely colored and shaded.

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. Slight wrinkling. Exceptional condition.

Ryogoku Bridge and the Great Riverbank by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Ryogoku Bridge and the Great Riverbank by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)