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.
Fukagawa Susaki and Jumantsubo - Fantastic Hiroshige design of an eagle hunting over the barren plains at Jumantsubo, viewed from Fukagawa Susaki. This incredible image is one of the best of the series, with the powerful form of the eagle sweeping across the sky as it dives for prey. The snowy landscape stretches into the distance, dotted with trees, with mountains along the horizon beneath a wintry blue sky. The bird's feathers are beautifully detailed, and the background features fine bokashi shading in the water and sky. Hiroshige's incredible image of the soaring eagle is a fantastic example of his great masterworks.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.
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