Famous Sights of the Fifty-three Stations (Gojûsan tsugi meisho zue), also known as the Vertical Tôkaidô. Goyu: Motono-ga-hara and Motozaka Pass.
Size: 10" x 14 3/4". This original print is #36 from the series of 53. Condition: This rare, original print is beautifully executed in vivid detail and with strong color and embossing and is good to very good antique condition.Some foxing to the paper. Affixed to matting verso top via small pieces of tape (affixed only on top). Can be removed without damaging work. Provenance: From a private collection in the midwest. Considered the last great master of the ukiyo-e genre (pictures of the floating world), the Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige (17971858) was a hugely influential figure, not only in his homeland but also on Western painting.
Towards the end of the nineteenth century, as a part of the trend in Japonism, European artists such as Monet, Whistler, and Cézanne, looked to Hiroshiges work for inspiration, and a certain Vincent van Gogh was known to paint copies of his prints. Hiroshige was born in 1797 to a samurai family in Edo (modern Tokyo). After his parents died, around the age of fourteen, Hiroshige began to take up painting and studied for several years under the artist Toyohiro. During this period he produced many works reflecting traditional ukiyo-e themes such as women and actors, but upon Toyohiros death in 1928 he underwent a pronounced shift toward the landscapes for which he is best known today, as well as bird and flower images.
His most famous series include. Famous Views of the Eastern Capital.
The Fifty-three Stations of the Tkaid. The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaid. Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.In 1856, around the age of 60, Hiroshige retired from the world, becoming a Buddhist monk. Two years later he passed away (during the great Edo cholera epidemic, though its not known if this was the cause of death) and was buried in a Zen temple in Asakusa. Just before his passing, he wrote the following poem. I leave my brush in the East And set forth on my journey. I shall see the famous places in the Western Land. The item "Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) Japanese Edo Period Original Ukiyo-E Print" is in sale since Thursday, October 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints". The seller is "overthetoppscollectibles" and is located in Leawood, Kansas.
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