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
Shimotsuke Province, Mount Nikko, Urami Waterfall, 1853 - Fantastic Hiroshige design depicting Urami Waterfall cascading over a mountain path. Travelers make their way up the steep mountainside trail, stopping to appreciate the great torrent of water pouring down from Mount Nikko. A terrific image with a dramatic composition and fine bokashi shading on the water and clouds.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight thinning and a couple holes along horizontal centerfold, repaired. Slight creasing, soiling, and rubbing. Please see photos for details.
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