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.
Hosukaku Publishing - This beautiful, rare reprint was produced in
The Tama River in Musashi Province - Attractive view of the Tama or Jewel River in Musashi as evening begins to fall. Two men walk across a narrow earth bridge at lower right, while a few fishermen are still working along the sandy shore above. A few willow trees grow near the water's edge, and the rooftops of a village can be seen among the deep green foliage on the far bank. The horizon is shaded in purple, with misty clouds drifting across the snow-capped peak of Mt. Fuji. A handsome composition with soft bokashi shading.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.