Awaji Province, Goshiki Beach

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Awaji Province, Goshiki Beach by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Awaji Province, Goshiki Beach

Series; Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces

Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces - Published between 1853 and 1856 by Koshihei, Hiroshige's fantastic "Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces" series features sixty-nine prints, one for each of the sixty-six provinces of Japan, plus Edo and the two major islands. The series includes some of Hiroshige's most famous designs, such as his dramatic view of the whirlpools at Naruto.

The series represents a further development of Hiroshige's landscape print design, including some of his most modern compositions. The striking new use of a vertical format allowed Hiroshige to experiment with the foreground and background contrasts typical of his work, drawing the viewer in while at the same time implying a sense of great distance. The high vantage point of most of the designs allows for sweeping panoramas and expansive views of the beautiful countryside. Skillful bokashi shading also adds unusual depth to many of the images.

From bucolic rural views to busy urban centers, the series beautifully illustrates the Japanese countryside while capturing the flavor of life during the Edo era.

Awaji Province, Goshiki Beach - Fantastic Hiroshige print depicting fishermen in the waters off Goshiki Beach, dragging nets through the waters to secure their catch. In the background, the brown rooftops of the village of Awaji is visible beyond the beach. A handsome design with fine bokashi shading on the water and sky.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. A few light creases.

Awaji Province, Goshiki Beach by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Awaji Province, Goshiki Beach by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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