Sakasai Ferry

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Sakasai Ferry by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Sakasai Ferry

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.

Sakasai Ferry - Tranquil view of the Nakagawa River and the settlement of Shinmachi along its banks. The Sakasai Ferry can be seen at upper right, carrying passengers across the water, while egrets feed in the reeds along the edge of the river in the foreground. An attractive design.

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. Exceptional condition.

Sakasai Ferry by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Sakasai Ferry by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)