Furukawa River, Hiroo, 1856

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Furukawa River, Hiroo, 1856 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Furukawa River, Hiroo, 1856

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.

Furukawa River, Hiroo, 1856 - Terrific Hiroshige print depicting the Furukawa River and the rural environs of Edo. Pedestrians cross the Sagamidone Bridge in the foreground towards the village of Hiroo, noted for its famous eel restaurant. Green banks slope down toward the water, which zigzags back into the distance with fields in the valley beyond. Lovely shading on the water and sky.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 8 5/8"+ margins as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Small repairs, a few creases at edges.

Furukawa River, Hiroo, 1856 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Furukawa River, Hiroo, 1856 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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