Hiroshige's Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji - In Japan, Mt. Fuji is a sacred place and a symbol of the country itself. Rising majestically near the center of Japan, Fuji dominates the landscape and the Japanese national identity. Hiroshige completed designs for his last series, "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," in 1858. Following a tradition established by Hokusai, Hiroshige’s wonderful series show the mountain in each of the four seasons, from a variety of vantage points. Hiroshige utilized a vertical full oban format to create dramatic and breathtaking views of this most revered landmark. Views range from the urban city center of Edo to cherry blossom viewing in a small village and the fantastic crashing wave at Awa. Seen less frequently than some of his more well-known series, "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji" ranks as one of Hiroshige's best vertical format series.
The Sumida Embankment in the Eastern Capital, 1858 - Beautiful scene of springtime in Edo with cherry trees blossoming along the Sumida River. Beauties stroll along the embankment beneath trees covered with pale pink flowers, enjoying a view of the city along the opposite shore with Mt. Fuji beyond. Beautifully detailed with delicate embossing in the cherry trees and fine bokashi shading in the sky.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight thinning at corners, a couple holes, repaired. Slight soiling and creasing, a few small spots. Please see photos for details.
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