Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces - Published between 1853 and 1856 by Koshihei, Hiroshige's fantastic "Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces" series features sixty-nine prints, one for each of the sixty-six provinces of
The series represents a further development of Hiroshige's landscape print design, including some of his most modern compositions. The striking new use of a vertical format allowed Hiroshige to experiment with the foreground and background contrasts typical of his work, drawing the viewer in while at the same time implying a sense of great distance. The high vantage point of most of the designs allows for sweeping panoramas and expansive views of the beautiful countryside. Skillful bokashi shading also adds unusual depth to many of the images.
From bucolic rural views to busy urban centers, the series beautifully illustrates the Japanese countryside while capturing the flavor of life during the
Wakasa Province, A Fishing Boat Catching Flat Fish in a Net - Another terrific landscape print by Hiroshige depicting fishing boats in Wasaka Bay, the waters of which were famous for the wide variety of fish inhabiting them. In the foreground, the fishermen haul in their catch of flat-fish and crab. In the background, boats are docked along the coast.
Hodo Publishing - A fine limited edition series by Hodo Publishing, numbered 218/300. See publisher's seal example below (not included).
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 9" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent with no issues to report.