Hara, Ashitakayama Fuji chôbô
(D220)

(Hara: View of Fuji and the Ashitaka Mountains) Series: ...

Sales price: 1250,00 €
Poem by Fujiwara Toshiyuki Ason: Akoya
(D162)

Series: Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One ...

Sales price: 480,00 €
Mitsumata Wakarenofuchi
(D238)

Series: Meisho Edo hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views of ...

Sales price: 1450,00 €
Matsuchi-yama ue – Miharashi no zu
(H939 )

(View from Matsushiyama Mountain) Series: Tôto Meisho ...

Sales price: 1850,00 €
Ise meisho: Futamigaura no zu
(C151)

(Sights of Ise: View of the bay of ...

Sales price: 340,00 €
Hira bosetsu (Twilight Snow at Hira)
(D501)

Series: Ômi hakkei (Eight Views of Ômi) Signature: ...

Sales price: 1450,00 €
Tsushima, Kaigan yûbare (Tsushima Province: A Fine Evening on th
(D234)

Series: Rokujûyoshû meisho zue (Famous Places in the ...

Sales price: 950,00 €
Sôshû Miura no kaijô (The Sea at Miura in Sagami Province)
(D227)

Series: Fuji sanjûrokkei (Thirty-six Views of Mount ...

Sales price: 1350,00 €
Bungo, Minosaki (Bungo Province: Minosaki)
(D226)

Series: Rokujûyoshû meisho zue (Famous Places in the ...

Sales price: 1350,00 €
Hizen, Nagasaki, Inasayama (Hizen Province: Nagasaki, Mount Inas
(D223)

Series: Rokujûyoshû meisho zue (Famous Places in the ...

Sales price: 1250,00 €
Suruga Satta kaijô (The Sea off Satta in Suruga Province)
(D542)

Series: Fuji sanjûrokkei (Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji) ...

Suô, Iwakuni, Kintaikyô
(D228)

(Suô Province: Iwakuni, Kintai Bridge) Series: ...

Sales price: 1250,00 €
Suruga Miho no matsubara
(D229)

(Pine Beach at Miho in Suruga Province) Series: Fuji ...

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Buzen, Rakanji shita michi
(D225)

(Buzen Province: The Passage Under the Rakan ...

Sales price: 1350,00 €
Ôdenmachô gofukuten(Dry-goods Stores in Ôdenma-chô)
(D083)

Series: Edo meisho (Famous Places in Edo) Signature: ...

Sales price: 1400,00 €
Futakawa, Sarugababa tateba (Post House on Monkey Plain)
(415)

Series: Gojûsan tsugi meisho zue (Famous Sights of the ...

Sales price: 1250,00 €
Shôno, Shiratorizuka koseki (Ancient Remains at Shiratori Mound)
(238)

Series: Gojûsan tsugi meisho zue (Famous Sights of the ...

Sales price: 680,00 €
Oumayagashi
(419)

Series: Meisho Edo hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views of ...

Sales price: 1950,00 €
Nōin hōshi, Tatsuta no mae, Sukune Tarō
(C149)

(Poems by Nōin hōshi, Tatsuta no mae and Sukune Tarō), No. ...

Sales price: 550,00 €
Poem by Fujiwara Sanekata Ason, No 51
(D100)

Series: Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu (Ogara Imitations of ...

Sales price: 420,00 €
Kurodo Bay in Kazusa Province
(D090)

Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji Signature: ...

Sales price: 1150,00 €
Toranomon soto Aoizaka (The Aoi Ascent near Toranomon)
(H941)

Series: Meisho Edo Hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views of ...

Sales price: 1250,00 €
Tôto Sukiya-gashi (Riverbank of Sukiya in Edo)
(C182)

Series: Fuji sanjûrokkei (Thirty-Six Fiews of Mount ...

Sales price: 880,00 €
Yoshiwara Nihon-zutsumi (Nihon Embankment at Yoshiwara)
(W131)

Series: Meisho Edo Hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views of ...

Sales price: 1280,00 €
HIROSHIGE

Utagawa Hiroshige (also known as Andō Hiroshige, 1797 – 1858), is most famous for his landscapes, such as the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō (Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi) and for his pictures of birds and plants (kacho-e). By that time, the mainstream focus of ukiyo-e was on beautiful women (bijin-ga) and popular kabuki actors (Yakusha-e). Hiroshige’s landscapes generally show travellers along famous routes during all seasons and show variety of vivid stops along the way.

Probably in 1829–1830, Hiroshige began to create his first series of landscapes. Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tōto meisho) got published around 1831 by Kawaguchi Shozo. Hiroshige might have been influenced by Hokusai’s Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, which had been published by that time.

A journey to Kyoto in 1832, on which Hiroshige got invited, brought the chance to travel the famous Tōkaidō road, which leads from Edo (today Tokyo) to Kyoto. He illustrated the impressions along the way, and when he came back to Edo, he produced the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō (Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi).

Publishing the series Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces (Rokujūyoshū Meisho Zue, 1853 - 56), Hiroshige was also the first to use the vertical Oban format in landscape genre. Right after that, Hiroshige pushed his popularity once more, working with the publisher Uoya Eikichi on the very the famous series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei).

The Convention of Kanagawa in 1854 put an end to the isolation policy in Japan and Japonism became a new interest. By that time, Japanese woodblock prints and especially works by Hiroshige, came to have a strong influence on Western artists. Especially European impressionists studied closely Hiroshige's compositions. Van Gogh collected ukiyo-e and painted copies of two prints from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo in 1887. Art Nouveau and Jugendstil also got affected by Japanese woodblock prints.

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