Bamboo Yards, Kyobashi Bridge, 1857

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Bamboo Yards, Kyobashi Bridge, 1857 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Bamboo Yards, Kyobashi Bridge, 1857

Series; One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

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.

Bamboo Yards, Kyobashi Bridge, 1857 - Lovely night scene showing the bamboo yards near the Kyobashi Bridge. A boatman poles his craft beneath the bridge as pedestrians stroll across above, a full moon glowing in the sky. The tall bamboo poles lining the yard along the left bank create a striking sight. A handsome design with fine bokashi shading on the water and sky.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. Small tears at edge, holes, repaired. Diagonal wrinkle across center, a few creases.

Bamboo Yards, Kyobashi Bridge, 1857 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Bamboo Yards, Kyobashi Bridge, 1857 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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