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

Description
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
Good condition, see description

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.

Publisher: Takamizawa

Size: 383×133mm

See Honolulu Museum of Art: https://honolulumuseum.org/art/7031

Lot details
Object
Published by Takamizawa, Woodblock print (reprint)
Material
Paper
Period
1995-2005
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Attribution
Reprint
Title of artwork
'Asakusa River and Distant View of Kinryüzan Temple' - "From the series "Famous Views of Edo"
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
383×133×0 mm
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