The Suruga Bank of the Oi River near Shimada, circa 1833 - 1834

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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The Suruga Bank of the Oi River near Shimada, circa 1833 - 1834 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Suruga Bank of the Oi River near Shimada, circa 1833 - 1834

Series; Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido (The Great Tokaido)
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Hiroshige’s Great Tokaido - In 1832, Hiroshige first traveled from his home in Edo (present-day Tokyo) to Kyoto along the Tokaido road. The journey was an eye-opening and life-changing experience for him. As an urban man of Edo, he had experienced life mainly in the capital. After the trip, he returned to Edo and immediately began his masterwork woodblock series from the sketches he had made on his journey. Hiroshige's first Tokaido series is also known as the "Great Tokaido," or the "Hoeido Tokaido," after the publisher Hoeido. Hiroshige returned to this favorite subject again and again, creating many additional Tokaido series. Published circa 1833 - 1834, Hiroshige's famous Great Tokaido designs offer an opportunity to be transported back in time to see Japan as it was during the days of the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 8 7/8" x 13 7/8"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. A couple small losses at edge, a few holes. Toning and soiling, a few stains and surface abrasions. Please see photos for details.

The Suruga Bank of the Oi River near Shimada, circa 1833 - 1834 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
The Suruga Bank of the Oi River near Shimada, circa 1833 - 1834 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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