Antique Japanese Woodblock Prints.

Utagawa Hiroshige  歌川 広重

Andō Hiroshige  安藤 広重  ( 1797 ~ 1858 )

Hiroshige - Evening Snow At Takanawa -Eight Snow Scenes in the Eastern Capital.

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Iconic Hiroshige Masterpiece – Foxfires On New Year’s Eve – 

100 Famous Views Of Edo – c.1857.

 

Andō Hiroshige   安藤 広重

Iconic Hiroshige Masterpiece – Foxfires On New Year’s Eve – 100 Famous Views Of Edo – c.1857.


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Townscape – Yoshiwara District – Famous Cherry Tree – Ando Hiroshige – c.1840.

 

Andō Hiroshige  安藤 広重  ( 1797 ~ 1858 )

Townscape – Yoshiwara District – Famous Cherry Tree – Ando Hiroshige – c.1840.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858). Townscape print. 
Date: 1840-1842. Signed: Hiroshige ga. Title: ‘Spring Scene at Naka-no-cho in the New Yoshiwara  
(Shin-Yoshiwara Naka-no-cho haru no kei).’ Series: ‘Famous Places in Edo, Newly Selected 
(Shinsen Edo meisho)
.’ Oban yoko-e size: 9 3/4” x 14 1/2” inches. Very good impression, color 
and condition. Minor soiling and some small repaired thinning spots. No backing and virtually full size.

“A large crowd of courtesans (prostitutes) and attendants holding umbrella’s are parading Yoshiwara’s main street at the height of cherry-blossom season. A nice atmospheric scene of the busy streets of the Yoshiwara (red-light district) in Edo. This particular area was called Shin-Yoshiwara and was famous for its cherry tree.”

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Other impressions of this print are in the Museum of Fine Arts and in the British Museum.


 

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Famous Utagawa Hiroshige Spring Rain 53 Stations Of The Tokaido c.1832.

 

 

 

Andō Hiroshige  安藤 広重  ( 1797 ~ 1858 )

Famous Utagawa Hiroshige - Spring Rain - 53 Stations Of The Tokaido - c.1832.

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 Utagawa Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido – Okabe – c.1833.

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53 Stations Of The Tokaido - Utagawa Hiroshige - Okabe - c.1833.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Landscape print. Date: c.1833. 
Oban yoko-e size: 14 1/2" x 9 1/2" inches. Series: The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido (Tokaido gojusan 
tsugi no uchi). Title: Okabe utsu no yama "Utsu mountain, Otsu" (Station 22). Signed Hiroshige ga and 
published by Hoeido/ Senkakudo.Good impression, very good color and condition. Slight vertical centerfold, 
slightly trimmed, a tiny repair at the bottom end of the centerfold and a minute hole repair on lower right.

This classic image by Hiroshige features a mountain stream between high green banks, with the narrow passage 
surrounded on one side by a stone wall. The small town Okabe-juke visible in the background.

More info on the Okabe piece can be found on > Wikipedia    Click here for another > Tokaido design! (Spring Rain)

Other impressions of this important design are in the collections of the following museums:

Museum of Fine Arts
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Edo Tokyo Museum
Harvard Art Museum
Honolulu Museum of Art
Austrian Museum of Applied Arts
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Legion of Honor: de Young Museum
British Museum

A monumental landscape design !

 

 

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Utagawa Hiroshige  歌川 広重  ( 1797~ 1858 )

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Japanese Color Woodblock – Large Oban – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido –

 Sudden Shower Over Shono.

Japanese Color Woodblock – Large Oban – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido – Sudden Shower Over Shono.

 

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Genuine antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). 
Landscape print. Date: 20th Century (originally 1833/34). Shono (Sudden Shower Over Shono) – 
design (No.46) of the series: ‘Tokaido Gojusan-tsugi’ (Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido – No.46, 
Shono). Large oban yoko-e size: 15 1/2” x 10 1/3” inches. Flawless state with strong 
inkbleed through.

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Japanese Color Woodblock – Large Oban – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido –

 Evening Snow At Kambara.

Japanese Color Woodblock – Large Oban – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido – Evening Snow At Kambara.

 

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Genuine antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). 
Landscape print. Date: 20th Century (originally 1833/34). Kambarra (Evening Snow at Kambara) – 
design (No.16) of the series: ‘Tokaido Gojusan-tsugi’ (Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido – No.16, 
Kambara/Kanbara). Large oban yoko-e size: 15 1/2” x 10 1/3” inches. Flawless state with nice 
inkbleed through.

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Rare Meiji Period Fan Print – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido Road – Mitsuke.

Rare Meiji Period Fan Print – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido Road – Mitsuke.

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Genuine antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Landscape print. 
Date: Meiji period (1868-1912). Inspired on the Mitsuke – design (No.28) of the series: ‘Tokaido Gojusan-tsugi’ 
(Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido – No.28, Mitsuke). Size: 19 3/4” x 6 1/5” inches. Slight vertical centerfold 
(from previous album inclusion) and thin backing (precaution) otherwise fine state.

Magnificent Meiji era fan print inspired by Hiroshige’s well-known ‘Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido’. These absorbing designs capture the elegance and challenges of journey along the Tokaido which Hiroshige himself experienced. As a city man he had experienced life mainly in Edo and his travels following the Tokaido Road changed him forever. After he returned he immediately started on his masterwork series working from the sketches he had made during his journey. Hiroshige’s Tokaido designs take you back in time and offer an opportunity to see this world as he did during the reign of the Tokugawa Shogunate. He was the master of the impressionist, poetic view of nature, and he remains the best-loved of all Japanese artists.

This elegant and very rare reprint displays intricate detail and soft shading. It’s intriguing to see how the composition has been adapted to fit the circular fan shape. This print would make a fascinating companion piece to Hiroshige’s original oban sized images.

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Rare Meiji Period Fan Print – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido Road – Hamamatsu.

Rare Meiji Period Fan Print – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido Road – Hamamatsu.

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Genuine antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Landscape print. 
Date: Meiji period (1868-1912). Inspired on the Hamamatsu – design (No.29) of the series: ‘Tokaido Gojusan-tsugi’ 
(Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido – No.29,Hamamatsu). Size: 19 3/4” x 6 1/5” inches. Slight vertical centerfold 
(from previous album inclusion) and thin backing (precaution)otherwise fine state.

Magnificent Meiji era fan print inspired by Hiroshige’s well-known ‘Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido’. These absorbing designs capture the elegance and challenges of journey along the Tokaido which Hiroshige himself experienced. As a city man he had experienced life mainly in Edo and his travels following the Tokaido Road changed him forever. After he returned he immediately started on his masterwork series working from the sketches he had made during his journey. Hiroshige’s Tokaido designs take you back in time and offer an opportunity to see this world as he did during the reign of the Tokugawa Shogunate. He was the master of the impressionist, poetic view of nature, and he remains the best-loved of all Japanese artists.

This elegant and very rare reprint displays intricate detail and soft shading. It’s intriguing to see how the composition has been adapted to fit the circular fan shape. This print would make a fascinating companion piece to Hiroshige’s original oban sized images.

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Rare Meiji Period Fan Print – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido Road – Arai.

Rare Meiji Period Fan Print – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido Road – Arai.

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Genuine antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Landscape print. 
Date: Meiji period (1868-1912). Inspired on the Arai – design (No.31) of the series: ‘Tokaido Gojusan-tsugi’ 
(Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido – No.31, Arai). Size: 19 3/4” x 6 1/5” inches. Slight vertical centerfold 
(from previous album inclusion) and thin backing (precaution) otherwise fine state.

Magnificent Meiji era fan print inspired by Hiroshige’s well-known ‘Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido’. These absorbing designs capture the elegance and challenges of journey along the Tokaido which Hiroshige himself experienced. As a city man he had experienced life mainly in Edo and his travels following the Tokaido Road changed him forever. After he returned he immediately started on his masterwork series working from the sketches he had made during his journey. Hiroshige’s Tokaido designs take you back in time and offer an opportunity to see this world as he did during the reign of the Tokugawa Shogunate. He was the master of the impressionist, poetic view of nature, and he remains the best-loved of all Japanese artists.

This elegant and very rare reprint displays intricate detail and soft shading. It’s intriguing to see how the composition has been adapted to fit the circular fan shape. This print would make a fascinating companion piece to Hiroshige’s original oban sized images.

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Rare Meiji Period Fan Print – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido Road – Shirasuka.

Rare Meiji Period Fan Print – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido Road – Shirasuka.

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Genuine antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Landscape print. 
Date: Meiji period (1868-1912). Inspired on the Shirasuka – design (No.32) of the series: ‘Tokaido Gojusan-tsugi’ 
(Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido – No.32, Shirasuka). Size: 19 3/4” x 6 1/5” inches. Slight vertical centerfold 
(from previous album inclusion) and thin backing (precaution) otherwise fine state.

Magnificent Meiji era fan print inspired by Hiroshige’s well-known ‘Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido’. These absorbing designs capture the elegance and challenges of journey along the Tokaido which Hiroshige himself experienced. As a city man he had experienced life mainly in Edo and his travels following the Tokaido Road changed him forever. After he returned he immediately started on his masterwork series working from the sketches he had made during his journey. Hiroshige’s Tokaido designs take you back in time and offer an opportunity to see this world as he did during the reign of the Tokugawa Shogunate. He was the master of the impressionist, poetic view of nature, and he remains the best-loved of all Japanese artists.

This elegant and very rare reprint displays intricate detail and soft shading. It’s intriguing to see how the composition has been adapted to fit the circular fan shape. This print would make a fascinating companion piece to Hiroshige’s original oban sized images.

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Rare Meiji Period Fan Print – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido Road – Yokkaichi.

Rare Meiji Period Fan Print – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido Road – Yokkaichi.

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Genuine antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Landscape print. 
Date: Meiji period (1868-1912). Inspired on the Yokkaichi – design (No.43) of the series: ‘Tokaido Gojusan-tsugi’ 
(Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido – No.43, Yokkaichi). Size: 19 3/4” x 6 1/5” inches. Slight vertical centerfold 
(from previous album inclusion), slight fold on the right part and thin backing (precaution) otherwise very good state.

Magnificent Meiji era fan print inspired by Hiroshige’s well-known ‘Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido’. These absorbing designs capture the elegance and challenges of journey along the Tokaido which Hiroshige himself experienced. As a city man he had experienced life mainly in Edo and his travels following the Tokaido Road changed him forever. After he returned he immediately started on his masterwork series working from the sketches he had made during his journey. Hiroshige’s Tokaido designs take you back in time and offer an opportunity to see this world as he did during the reign of the Tokugawa Shogunate. He was the master of the impressionist, poetic view of nature, and he remains the best-loved of all Japanese artists.

This elegant and very rare reprint displays intricate detail and soft shading. It’s intriguing to see how the composition has been adapted to fit the circular fan shape. This print would make a fascinating companion piece to Hiroshige’s original oban sized images

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Rare Meiji Period Fan Print – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido Road – Kuwana.

Rare Meiji Period Fan Print – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido Road – Kuwana.

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Genuine antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Landscape print. Date: 
Meiji period (1868-1912). Inspired on the Kuwana – design (No.42) of the series: ‘Tokaido Gojusan-tsugi’ 
(Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido – No.42, Kuwana) Size: 19 3/4” x 6 1/5” inches. Slight vertical centerfold 
and thin backing (precaution) otherwise fine state.

Magnificent Meiji era fan print inspired by Hiroshige’s well-known ‘Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido’. These absorbing designs capture the elegance and challenges of journey along the Tokaido which Hiroshige himself experienced. As a city man he had experienced life mainly in Edo and his travels following the Tokaido Road changed him forever. After he returned he immediately started on his masterwork series working from the sketches he had made during his journey. Hiroshige’s Tokaido designs take you back in time and offer an opportunity to see this world as he did during the reign of the Tokugawa Shogunate. He was the master of the impressionist, poetic view of nature, and he remains the best-loved of all Japanese artists.

This elegant and very rare reprint displays intricate detail and soft shading. It’s intriguing to see how the composition has been adapted to fit the circular fan shape. This print would make a fascinating companion piece to Hiroshige’s original oban sized image

> Click here for more info on Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido  > or here on  Wikipedia


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Rare Meiji Period Fan Print – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido Road – Chiryu.

Rare Meiji Period Fan Print – Hiroshige – 53 Stations Of The Tokaido Road – Chiryu.

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Genuine antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Landscape print. 
Date: Meiji period (1868-1912). Inspired on the Chiryu – design (No.40) of the series: ‘Tokaido Gojusan-tsugi’ 
(Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido – No.40, Chiryu). Size: 19 3/4” x 6 1/5” inches. Slight vertical centerfold 
(from previous album inclusion) and thin backing (precaution) otherwise fine state.

Magnificent Meiji era fan print inspired by Hiroshige’s well-known ‘Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido’. These absorbing designs capture the elegance and challenges of journey along the Tokaido which Hiroshige himself experienced. As a city man he had experienced life mainly in Edo and his travels following the Tokaido Road changed him forever. After he returned he immediately started on his masterwork series working from the sketches he had made during his journey. Hiroshige’s Tokaido designs take you back in time and offer an opportunity to see this world as he did during the reign of the Tokugawa Shogunate. He was the master of the impressionist, poetic view of nature, and he remains the best-loved of all Japanese artists.

This elegant and very rare reprint displays intricate detail and soft shading. It’s intriguing to see how the composition has been adapted to fit the circular fan shape. This print would make a fascinating companion piece to Hiroshige’s original oban sized images.

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Hiroshige - Fan Print - Beauty - Adachi.

Hiroshige - Fan Print - Beauty - Adachi.
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Genuine Japanese woodblock print Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Uchiwa-e (Fan print). 
Date: Showa-era period. Publisher: Adachi (publisher's seal in ink on the reverse!). 
Oban yoko-e size: 9 1/4" x 13 1/2" inches. Fine impression (with beautiful key lines), 
color and condition. In a magnificent state with a strong ink-bleed through to verso.

A charming young prostitute from the Shinagawa or Shinjuku. An enchanting woodblock print of a questioning young beauty opening a fortune from a clairvoyant. The vibrant rich colors in the print are wonderfully contrasted with the woman’s fair white skin coloring.


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Famous Hiroshige - Kinryuzan Temple At Asakusa - 100 Famous Views On Edo.

Famous Hiroshige - Kinryuzan Temple At Asakusa - 100 Famous Views On Edo.
 
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Genuine Japanese woodblock print Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Landscape print. Date: Showa-era period 
(originally published in 9/1856). Series: 'One-Hundred Famous Views on Edo' (Meisho Edo Hyakkei). 
Title: 'Kinryuzan Temple At Asakusa' (Asakusa Kinryuzan). No. 99 from One-Hundred Famous Views on Edo. 
Publisher: Mokuhansha. Large oban tate-e size: 16" x 10 1/2" inches. Fine impression (with gauffrage), color 
and condition. No marks or flaws.

The color scheme of this composition - red on white - is reserved for propitious occasions, in this case the 
beginning of winter. The place is the entrance to the temple of the Buddhist deity Kannon in Asakusa, 
the oldest and most venerable Buddhist temple in Edo. Formally known as Kinryūzan Sensōji, it dates back 
to 628, when two brothers discovered a tiny gold image of Kannon in their net while fishing on the Sumida River.
The image was enshrined here, and over the centuries the temple became the object of a widespread popular 
following that remains strong today. As with all popular temples in Hiroshige's time, the Asakusa Kannon 
Temple was also a major entertainment center.

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Famous Hiroshige - Sudden Shower - 100 Famous Views On Edo - Van Gogh.

Famous Hiroshige - Sudden Shower - 100 Famous Views On Edo - Van Gogh.
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Genuine Japanese woodblock print Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Landscape print. Date: Showa-era period 
(originally published in 9/1857). Series: 'One-Hundred Famous Views on Edo' (Meisho Edo Hyakkei). 
Title:
'Sudden Shower Over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake (Ohashi Atake no Yudachi)'. No. 58 from 
One-Hundred  Famous Views on Edo. Publisher: Watanabe. Oban tate-e size: 13 1/2" x 9 1/4" inches. 
Excellent impression (with beautiful key lines), color and condition. In a magnificent state with a strong 
ink-bleed through to verso.

The crack of thunder is almost audible as the roiling black clouds burst into sheets of heavy rain, scattering the huddled shapes on the bridge below. This design is the undisputed masterpiece of the One-Hundred famous Views of Edo. It bears comparison in its universal appeal with another of Hiroshige's most famous landscapes, Shono in The Fifty-three Stations of The Tokaido, with which it shares the theme of escape from a sudden rain.

The immediate appeal of this composition is enhanced by finely wrought details. The irregular pattern of the black clouds above reveals to a rare degree the spontaneous hand of the printer, differing visibly from one print to another. The torrent of rain turns out on close inspection to be an overlay of black on gray at slightly different angles, some lines broken, other extending the length of the composition. The six figures on the bridge offer a lively diversity of ways to escape from the rain, in ones, twos and threes, under hats, mats, and umbrellas, in one direction and another.

This print was one of two in the series that so caught the attention of Vincent van Gogh that he executed a careful copy in oils in 1887.

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Famous Hiroshige - Plum Garden - 100 Famous Views On Edo - Van Gogh.

Famous Hiroshige - Plum Garden - 100 Famous Views On Edo - Van Gogh.
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Genuine Japanese woodblock print Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Landscape print. Date: Showa-era period 
(originally published in 11/1857). Series: 'One-Hundred Famous Views on Edo' (Meisho Edo Hyakkei). 
Title: 'Plum Garden in Kameido (Kameido Umeyashiki). No. 30 from One-Hundred Famous Views on Edo. 
Publisher: Watanabe. Oban tate-e size: 15 3/4" x 10 1/2" inches. Excellent impression (with beautiful key lines), color and condition. In a magnificent state with a strong ink-bleed through to verso.

In one of the most stunning compositions of the entire series, Hiroshige brings us face to face with the "Sleeping Dragon Plum" Garyubai, the most famous tree in Edo -- a city that revered trees. We are so close that the air is thick with the powerful fragrance that was one of its several distinctions, having lured the shogun Yoshimune as he passed nearby in the early eighteenth century and thereby assured its fame. Also celebrated was the purity of its double blossoms, "so white when full in bloom as to drive off the darkness," according to one old Edo guidebook.

By far the most unusual feature of the Garyubai, however, was its peculiar manner of growth, by which certain branches spreading out from the original trunk would droop low to the ground, enter the soil, and re-emerge at a distance to create new trunks. In this manner, the tree was constantly rejuvenated and by Hiroshige's time had spread over an area some 50 feet square. The image of the "sleeping dragon" came from the way in which the reproducing branches looped across the ground.

This print was one of two in the series that so caught the attention of Vincent van Gogh that he executed a careful copy in oils in 1887.

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Hiroshige - Evening Snow At Takanawa - Eight Snow Scenes in the Eastern Capital.

 

Hiroshige - Evening Snow At Takanawa - Eight Snow Scenes in the Eastern Capital.
 
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Genuine Japanese woodblock print Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Landscape print. Date: Showa-era period. 
Series:
'Eight Snow Scenes in the Eastern Capital' (Toto Yukimi Hakkei). Title: 'Evening Snow at Takanawa' 
(Takanawa Yoru no Yuki). Oban yoko-e size: 14" x 8 1/2" inches. Fine impression, color and condition. 
In a wonderful state.

A fantastic Hiroshige night scene from his "Eight Snow Scenes in the Eastern Capital" series. Travelers seen on the snowy embankment next to the Sumida River, fishing boats in for the night. A wonderful Hiroshige scene and favorite from the series, the rich blue of the water contrasting the white snow, with snow falling in the dark, nearly black sky.

This beautiful series has a unique place in the history of Hiroshige's prints. Hiroshige produced the designs for the series but it was not printed during his lifetime. It is unknown why the prints were never produced as records show that they were approved by the censor Fuka-Tsu Ihei in 1846 and would normally have gone straight to production then. But, they were not printed. In 1928 those original Hiroshige drawings for this series were in the possession of a French collector who agreed to allow a small publication of 100 prints of each design by publisher Shotaro Sato.

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A truly magnificent Hiroshige landscape design.


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Japanese Color Woodblock - Hiroshige - Sudden Shower.

 

 


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Genuine Japanese color woodblock Hiroshige (1797-1858). Showa era impression (originally from 1857). 
Fine condition, color and impression. Solid keylines, nice surface texture, tight registration, 
deep saturated color and bleed through to verso. Oban tate-e size: 10 1/2" x 15 3/4" inches.

 

 

Title: 'Sudden Shower Over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake'.
From the series: 'Edo Meisho Hyakkei' (One Hundred famous Scenes of Edo). 
We can almost hear the crack of thunder as the roiling back clouds burst into sheets of heavy rain, scattering the huddled shapes on the bridge below. This print is the undisputed masterpiece of the One Hundred famous Scenes of Edo. It bears comparison in its universal appeal with another of Hiroshige's most famous landscapes, Shono in The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido, with which it shares the theme of escape from a sudden rain.

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Japanese Color Woodblock - Hiroshige - Foxfires.

 

 


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Genuine Japanese color woodblock Hiroshige (1797-1858). Showa era impression (originally from 1857). 
Fine condition, color and impression. Faithfully detailed when compared to other editions which often 
leave out the green leaves on the trees by substituting black, deep saturated color with excellent bleed. 
Very accurate color to the first edition.Oban tate-e size: 10 1/2" x 15 3/4" inches.

 

 

Title: 'New Year's Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree'.
From the series: 'Edo Meisho Hyakkei' (One Hundred famous Scenes of Edo).
Both in technique and expression, this haunting masterpiece is a unique achievement in the history of Japanese woodblock prints, providing a fitting concluding print to the series One Hundred famous Scenes of Edo. Although it is conventionally conidered to be one of the best three prints in the series, it really falls into a class of its own. In particular, it is the only print in the entire series that involves fantasy. In the late substantial, when the print first appeared, the world of Japanese color prints was in fact dominated by themes of the fantastic, but the aging Hiroshige held fast to his ingrained reliance on the certainties of the observed world. Here alone he adventured into the world of spirits.

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Japanese Color Woodblock – Hiroshige – 

100 Famous Views On Edo – Turtle.

Kleuren Houtsnede - Mannenbashi - Hiroshige - c.1900.

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Genuine Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). 
Landscape print. Date: originally 11/1857 (this print c.1900). 
Series: Meisho Edo hyakkei (‘One Hundred Views of Edo’). 
Title: Fukugawa Mannenbashi (Station 51). Oban tate-e size: 14” x 9 2/3” inches. 
Very slight horizontal centerfold, slightly faded with strong ink bleed through on thin washi.

This marvellous series is known for its daring compositions using striking vantage points and vivid colors. In this design the turtle is hanging above a can on the Mannenbashi (“10,000 years bridge”) with in the background the Fuka river and Mount Fuji rising beyond. At the time vendors of birds, eels and turtles sold their wares to travellers and other pedestrains who released them into the water in hopes of bringing good fortune. The limited space is in beautiful contrast with the wonderful, broad landscape beyond. In Japanese culture the turtle symbolizes longevity.

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Japanse Kleuren Houtsnede - Hiroshige - Koi Nobori.

 


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Oorspronkelijke Japanse kleuren houtsnede Hiroshige (1797-1858). 
Showa era impressie. (Origineel uit 1857). Perfecte conditie, kleur en impressie. 
Oban formaat: 37,3cm x 25cm. Titel: 'Koi Nobori bij de Suido Brug nabij de Suruga heuvel'. 
Uit de serie: 'Edo Meisho Hyakkei' (100 Beroemde Plaatsen in Edo). 
Fantastisch kleur gebruik in het blauw van de schaduw op de voorste vlag ! 
Uitgever's zegel in het linker kader ! Prachtige structuur en sterke inktdoordrukking !

 


Japanese Color Woodblock - Hiroshige - Koi Nobori.

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Genuine Japanese color woodblock Hiroshige (1797-1858). Showa era impressie. 
(Originally from 1857). Perfect condition, color and impression. 
Oban size: 14 3/4" x 9 7/8" inches.Title:' Koi Nobori at Suido Bridge near Suruga Hill'. 
From the series:'Edo Meisho Hyakkei' (One Hundred Famous Scenes in Edo). 
Wonderful use of color in the blue of the shadows on the foremost flag ! 
Publisher's seal in left margin. Strong texture and ink bleed through !


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Zeldzame Koban Kleuren Houtsnede – Hiroshige – 

Veerboot Nabij Kuwana – c.1930.

Koban Kleuren Houtsnede Hiroshige - Veerboot.

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Oorspronkelijke Japanse kleuren houtsnede Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858). 
Titel: ‘Kuwana, de Zeven-Mijls Veerboot (No.43 Kuwana Shichiri no watashi-bune)’ uit de serie ’
Beroemde Gezichten op de 53 Stations Langs de Tokaido (Gojusan-tsugi Meisho Zue)
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Jaartal: c.1930s. Formaat: 13,4cm x 8,6cm. Zeer goede conditie, kleur en impressie. 
De prent is bevestigd op een bruin papier (in potlood staat de naam ‘Hiroshige’ geschreven!).

 


Rare Koban Color Woodblock – Hiroshige – 

Ferryboat Near Kuwana – c.1930.

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Genuine Japanese color woodblock print by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858). 
Title: ‘Kuwana, the Seven-ri Ferryboat (Station 43)/ Kuwana Shichiri no watashi-bune’
Series: ’53 Stations of the Tokaido Road (Gojusan-tsugi Meisho Zue)’. Date: c.1930s. 
Size: 5 1/5” x 3 1/3“. Very good impression, color and condition. 
The print has been attached to a brown paper

 

 


 

 

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