Kogane Plain in Shimosa Province, 1858

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Kogane Plain in Shimosa Province, 1858 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kogane Plain in Shimosa Province, 1858

Series; Pictures of Famous Places on the Fifty-three Stations (Vertical Tokaido)
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Pictures of Famous Places on the Fifty-three Stations (Vertical Tokaido) - Hiroshige's fantastic vertical Tokaido series was done in 1855 and represents a further evolution of his landscape design style, including some of his most modern designs. One of the striking features of this beautiful series was the vertical format, since the more common format for the landscape print was the horizontal. This unique approach allowed Hiroshige to experiment with the foreground and background contrasts that are typical of his work and seen in some of his other vertical landscape series. The concept for the vertical Tokaido grew out of the incredible popularity of the Great Tokaido (his first Tokaido series). Hiroshige wanted to expand on the theme, as the public was very interested in his fascinating images of life and travels along the most important thoroughfare in Japan- the road from Edo to Kyoto. From the urban center of Edo, where the journey began, to the beautiful rural landscape of the provinces more far away, the series is a set of breathtaking illustrations of Edo period Japan.

Kogane Plain in Shimosa Province, 1858 - Interesting view of Kogane Plain in Shimosa Province, the scene framed by a grazing horse at left. The plains are dotted with scattered wildflowers and a narrow stream winds across the landscape. Mt. Fuji rises in the distance, flanked by two trees. An attractive design, nicely colored.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 1/8" x 8 1/2"

Condition - Good color and detail. A few small repairs and creases.

Kogane Plain in Shimosa Province, 1858 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Kogane Plain in Shimosa Province, 1858 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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