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
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
Fine Woodblock reprints by Hodo Shuppan - Published by Hodo Shuppan or Hodo Publishing, these fine quality woodblock reprints from feature beautiful color and detail, with the publisher's information in the left margin.
Hyuga Province, Aburatsu Port, Obi Oshima - Excellent Hiroshige print depicting Aburatsu Port, an important harbor in its time and famed for its fishing industry. The houses of the village of Aburatsu can be seen in the lower left hand corner, with the sails of fishing boat dotting the horizon. Nicely colored and shaded.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.