The Great Sanjo Bridge in Kyoto

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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The Great Sanjo Bridge in Kyoto  by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
The Great Sanjo Bridge in Kyoto

Series; Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido

Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido - In 1832, Hiroshige first traveled from his home in Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto along the Tokaido road. The journey was an eye opening and life changing experience for him. As an urban man of Edo he had experienced life mainly in the capital. He immediately returned to Edo after the trip and began his masterwork woodblock series from the sketches he had made on his journey. Hiroshige's Tokaido prints are an opportunity to be transported back in time to see this world as Hiroshige did in the shadow of the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Takamizawa Reprints - Handsome reprint by the venerable Takamizawa publisher. Takamizawa was known as one of the finest reprint publishers of the 20th century, and produced some of the highest quality ukiyo-e woodblock reprints of all time. Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, the prints were produced replicating original Edo era colors and printed on beautiful handmade paper. The printers worked with the utmost care and great attention to detail, masterfully reproducing color and line work. All prints bear the red or brown "Takamizawa" seal on the reverse attesting to the Takamizawa publication of these prints. A great opportunity to acquire a fine reprint of a classic ukiyo-e design.

The Great Sanjo Bridge in Kyoto - Great depiction of travelers crossing the Great Sanjo Bridge into Kyoto, the last stop on the Tokaido Road. Beauties and vendors walk over the impressive arched wooden structure, sharing the roadway with porters and a horse carrying a heavy load, as a daimyo's procession approaching at left. The rooftops of the city stretch out along the Kamo River, with buildings nestled in the foothills of the Higashyama Mountains at right. The water in the river is low, with sand bars in the center, and mist drifts over the shore at right. A handsome composition, nicely detailed with fine bokashi shading in the water and mountains. A terrific last print for the series and wonderful Hiroshige masterwork from his Hoeido Tokaido.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 8 5/8" x 13 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Very nice condition overall.

The Great Sanjo Bridge in Kyoto  by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
The Great Sanjo Bridge in Kyoto  by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)