Fuji on the Left on the Tokaido Road, 1858

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Fuji on the Left on the Tokaido Road, 1858 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Fuji on the Left on the Tokaido Road, 1858

Series; Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

Hiroshige's Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji - In Japan, Mt. Fuji is a sacred place and a symbol of the country itself. Rising majestically near the center of Japan, Fuji dominates the landscape and the Japanese national identity. Hiroshige’s wonderful Fuji views show the mountain in each of the four seasons from a variety of vantage points. Hiroshige utilized a vertical full oban format to create dramatic and breathtaking views of this most revered landmark, often framing the peak From the urban city center of Edo to cherry blossom viewing in a small village to the fantastic crashing wave off Satta, the mountain remains a constant, serene presence from both near and far. Seen less frequently than some of his more well-known series, "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji" ranks as one of Hiroshige's best vertical format series.

Fuji on the Left on the Tokaido Road, 1858 - Terrific scene of the famous stretch of the Tokaido identified as "Fuji on the left," as it was the only portion of the road where Mt. Fuji was not seen to the right. A few travelers make their way past two sign markers beneath towering pines, the tall trees adding a sense of depth and perspective to the composition. Farmers are at work in the lush rice fields stretching across the plains, with the rooftops of a village nestled among trees in the distance at right, and Mt. Fuji rising majestically on the horizon. A handsome design.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 3/8"

Condition - Good detail. A few light creases.

Fuji on the Left on the Tokaido Road, 1858 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Fuji on the Left on the Tokaido Road, 1858 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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