Woodblock print (reprint) - Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) - Changing Porters and Horses at Fujieda - "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road" - Late 20th century

Description
Woodblock print (reprint) - Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) - Changing Porters and Horses at Fujieda - "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road" - Late 20th century
Good condition, see description

Woodblock print (reprint) - Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) - Changing Porters and Horses at Fujieda - "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road" - Late 20th century

Utagawa Hiroshige was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, considered the last great master of that tradition.

The 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō are the rest areas along the Tōkaidō, which was a coastal route that ran from Nihonbashi in Edo(Tokyo)to Sanjō Ōhashi in Kyoto. A lot of famous artists, like Utagawa Hiroshige, also painted this.
The Hōeidō edition of the Tōkaidō is Hiroshige's best known work, and the best sold ever ukiyo-e Japanese prints.

Hiroshige's work came to have a marked influence on Western painting towards the close of the 19th century as a part of the trend in Japonism.
Western artists closely studied Hiroshige's compositions, and some, such as van Gogh, painted copies of Hiroshige's prints.

Lot details
Object
Woodblock print (reprint)
Material
Paper
Period
Late 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Attribution
Reprint
Title of artwork
Changing Porters and Horses at Fujieda - "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road"
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
186×260×0 mm
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