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Hiroshige@Famous Views of the Eastern Capital, Benkei Moat

Item No A1-92-001
Series Famous-Views-of-the-Eastern-Capital
Title Famous Views of the Eastern Capital, Benkei Moat
Artist Hiroshige
Date 1856
Condition Hole,Foxing,Centerfold
Size 37~24cm
Price $445.71

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 Bakufufs procession, where being inspired so much, he produced and published, in the following year, g Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido h 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 gFamous Views of the Various Provincesh and gFamous Views of Edoh. Other representative pieces are gFamous Views of the Eastern Capitalh, g One Hundred Famous Views of Edo h, and so on.