Shimosuwa, Station 30

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Shimosuwa, Station 30 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Shimosuwa, Station 30

Series; Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaido

The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaido - Hiroshige's fantastic Kisokaido series was designed in collaboration with Keisei Eisen in the mid-1830s. Comprised of seventy prints, Eisen contributed 23 images to the series, with Hiroshige providing the rest. This masterpiece series chronicles life along the Kiso Highway, the upper road along the mountains from Edo to Kyoto, mirroring the lower Tokaido. Hiroshige's Kisokaido landscapes maintain his typical balance between figures and nature, with masterful depictions of weather and seasons, and a number of especially lovely moonlit scenes. These poetic and atmospheric views offer a captivating vision of the beautiful and often dramatic countryside of Japan.

Publisher - Kajikawa Workshop (see margin seal)
Printer - Yoshiaki Watanabe (margin seal)
Carver - Kazuo Watanabe (margin seal)

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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

Condition - With excellent color and detail. Please see photos for details

Shimosuwa, Station 30 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Shimosuwa, Station 30 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)