Woodblock print (reprint) - Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) - 'The Boundary Marker near Fujikawa' - "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.
- Woodblock print (reprint)
- Late 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
- Title of artwork
- 'The Boundary Marker near Fujikawa' - "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road"
- Good condition, see description
- 184×263×0 mm