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
Bungo Province, Minosaki - Handsome view of the shore at Minosaki. The village of Morie, famed for the beauty of its natural environs, is shown among pines at left, with mountains rising behind it. Morie was also a popular port - a lighthouse is shown on a rocky outcropping along the beach.
Hodo Publishing - A fine limited edition series by Hodo Publishing.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - The print with excellent color and detail. Please see photos for details.