Dam on the Otonashi River at Oji, Popularly Known as The Great Waterfall

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Dam on the Otonashi River at Oji, Popularly Known as The Great Waterfall by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Dam on the Otonashi River at Oji, Popularly Known as The Great Waterfall

Series; One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
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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.

Dam on the Otonashi River at Oji, Popularly Known as The Great Waterfall - A beautiful Hiroshige landscape print depicting the Otonashi River and the dam at Oji, water pouring over the edge. People bathing in the waters of the Otonashi River, possibly visitors to the Oji Gongen Shrine, visible in the distance, above the waterfall.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 1/4" x 87/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Dried tape on reverse at corners from previous mounting. Light toning, paper remnant at edge. Please see photos for details.

Dam on the Otonashi River at Oji, Popularly Known as The Great Waterfall by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Dam on the Otonashi River at Oji, Popularly Known as The Great Waterfall by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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