Haneda Ferry and Benten Shrine

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Current Status

Haneda Ferry and Benten Shrine by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Haneda Ferry and Benten Shrine

Series; One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

One Hundred Famous Views of Edo - In 1856, Hiroshige began designing what was to be his last great series and a masterpiece, "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo." The series contains 118 vertical format woodblocks of classic Hiroshige landscapes. From spring cherry blossoms to summer fireworks, from quiet scenes along the river to lively festival celebrations, Hiroshige captures life in old Edo in dramatic and interesting ways. Hiroshige employed an inventive compositional technique in many of the prints, using large foreground elements to frame a distant view in the background, such as the image of Kinryuzan Temple seen through the doorway of the famous Thunder Gate. Beautifully printed with fine bokashi shading, "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo" retains its popularity today as one of Hiroshige's great masterworks, and includes some of his most memorable images.

Exceptionally Fine Taisho Era (1912 – 1926) Reprint Series –  Hiroshige’s 100 Edo series was rarely reprinted complete making many designs extremely difficult to find. This early reprint set is beautifully done; the prints are virtually identical to Edo era originals. Unlike later reprints, the paper and inks are from the Edo tradition. Beautiful old reprints like these are excellent for display as they are indiscernible from originals when framed.

Haneda Ferry and Benten Shrine - Unique and creative Hiroshige perspective depicting the view from Haneda Ferry framed by the oar and the arms and leg of the ferryboat operator in the foreground. Benten Shrine can be seen beneath the pine trees at left, and few fishing boats are moored among the reeds. A passenger's umbrella is just visible at lower right, returning by boat from a visit to the shrine. An intriguing composition, beautifully colored and shaded.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - With excellent color and detail. Minor toning and soiling at edges. Please see photos for details. Excellent condition overall.

Haneda Ferry and Benten Shrine by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Haneda Ferry and Benten Shrine by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Auction Rules and guidelines

This Auction Falls Under Our Standard Auction Rules and Guidelines

If you are a new bidder, please read the Rules and Guidelines page before bidding.