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Hiroshige@Famous Views of the Eastern Capital, Ferry Landing of Sumida River

Item No A1-91-319
Title Famous Views of the Eastern Capital, Ferry Landing of Sumida River
Artist Hiroshige
Date ca.1841
Condition Very good
Foxing
Impression Very good@
Size 12~33.5cm
Price SOLD
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Hiroshige
1797-1858
Ukiyoe painter. Also referred to as Ichiyusai, Ichiyosai, Utashige, and others. A pupil of Toyohiro. He started his career as working on the illustration for Kyoka (=comic Tanka poem) book or the actor painting. In 1832, he went up to the capital accompanying the Bakufu's procession, where being inspired so much, he produced and published, in the following year, " Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido " based on his experience on the journey. Its success boosted him to become a landscape painter. Afterwards, he successively sent out the masterpiece to the world such as "Famous Views of the Various Provinces" and gFamous Views of Edo". Other representative pieces are "Famous Views of the Eastern Capital", " One Hundred Famous Views of Edo ", and so on.