Yatsumi Bridge

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Yatsumi Bridge by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Yatsumi Bridge

Series; One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
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Yatsumi Bridge - Lovely view from the Yatsumi or Eight View Bridge in Edo, one of the busiest bridges in the city in Hiroshige's time. From the arched wooden structure, one could see eight different bridges, including the Zenimake Bridge in the center. The graceful branches of a willow tree frame a view of Mt. Fuji in the distance, with Edo Castle stretching across the city at right. A few boatmen pole their crafts across the peaceful water, and the two umbrellas at lower right barely suggest the bustle of the bridge. A beautiful design with lively color and fine bokashi shading in the water and sky.

Woodblock reprints - In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and detail. No issues to report.

Yatsumi Bridge by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Yatsumi Bridge by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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