Woodblock print (reprint), Published by Takamizawa - Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) - 'Asakusa River and Distant View of Kinryüzan Temple' - "From the series "Famous Views of Edo" - 1995-2005
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.
It has been estimated that Hiroshige created more than 5,000 prints and that as many as 10,000 copies were made from some of his woodblocks.Hiroshige was a less-striking artistic personality but frequently achieved equivalent masterpieces in his own calm manner.Possessing the ability to reduce the pictured scene to a few simple, highly decorative elements, Hiroshige captured the very essence of what he saw and turned it into a highly effective composition.There was in his work a human touch that no artist of the school had heretofore achieved.
See Honolulu Museum of Art: https://honolulumuseum.org/art/7031
- Published by Takamizawa, Woodblock print (reprint)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
- Title of artwork
- 'Asakusa River and Distant View of Kinryüzan Temple' - "From the series "Famous Views of Edo"
- Good condition, see description
- 383×133×0 mm