Cotton-goods Lane, Odenma-cho, 1858

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Cotton-goods Lane, Odenma-cho, 1858 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Cotton-goods Lane, Odenma-cho, 1858

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.

Cotton-goods Lane, Odenma-cho, 1858 - Interesting night view of Edo in the cloth merchant quarter of Odenma-cho. In the foreground, two geisha in matching outfits stroll through the otherwise deserted street, a servant following behind. The building at right houses three different stores, identifiable by the crests on the blue curtains: from right to left, Tabataya, Masuya, and Shimaya. Two merchants can be seen inside the Masuya shop, closing out the store for the day. A handsome design with wonderful architectural detail.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Good detail. Small loss and thinning at edge, a few small holes, repaired. A few creases.

Cotton-goods Lane, Odenma-cho, 1858 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Cotton-goods Lane, Odenma-cho, 1858 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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