Mutsu Province, View of Matsushima, Sight Map from Mount Tomi, 1853

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Mutsu Province, View of Matsushima, Sight Map from Mount Tomi, 1853 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Mutsu Province, View of Matsushima, Sight Map from Mount Tomi, 1853

Series; Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces

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 Japan, plus Edo and the two major islands. The series includes some of Hiroshige's most famous designs, such as his dramatic view of the whirlpools at Naruto.

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 Edo era.

Mutsu Province, View of Matsushima, Sight Map from Mount Tomi, 1853 - Handsome panoramic view of the islands of Matsushima in Mutsu Province looking down from Mount Tomi. Rugged islands dot the deep blue water, each identified with its name. An interesting perspective, detailed with fine bokashi shading on the water and sky.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Stitching holes at side, repaired. Slight toning. Please see photos for details.

Mutsu Province, View of Matsushima, Sight Map from Mount Tomi, 1853 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Mutsu Province, View of Matsushima, Sight Map from Mount Tomi, 1853 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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