1918 One Hundred Famous Views of Edo prints by publisher Uo-ya Eikichi - These prints are from a beautiful posthumous reprint release of Hiroshige prints by the original series publisher Uo-ya Eikichi. In 1918, Uo-ya Eikichi re-released a complete set of Hiroshige’s "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo" in a small edition, with prints of the highest quality rivaling those of the lifetime edition. Using only the most skilled printers and carefully matching the paper and inks to the Edo era printing. This masterwork series includes some of Hiroshige's most famous and memorable subjects. Today, these prints are valuable and sought after by collectors. As Hiroshige's lifetime prints have continued to climb in price, this wonderful 1918 edition from Uo-ya Eikichi offers a great opportunity to collect these original Hiroshige designs at a much lower price. If you have always wanted to collect from Hiroshige's "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo," but find lifetime Hiroshige masterworks outside of your price range, take advantage of this excellent opportunity. These breathtaking works are a rare find.
Chiyogaike Pond, Meguro - Beautiful landscape view of a waterfall cascading into Chiyo's Pond, located on a bluff above the Meguro River valley. Chiyo's Pond was named after a medieval samurai's wife, who drowned herself there after learning that her husband had been killed in battle. Here, two women and a young girl stroll along the water's edge, the hillside dotted with pines and pink blossoming cherry trees. Most unusually, Hiroshige depicts the reflections of the trees on the pond, demonstrating a Western influence. Hiroshige used this technique in only three other designs in the series. A wonderful spring scene, attractively colored and shaded.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning at edges. Some prints have a few spots or creases, or a paper remnant on reverse at side from original publisher mounting. Please see photos for details.
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