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Hiroshige@One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, Kitsunebi on New Year's Eve in Oji

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Item No A1-92-196
Series One-hundred-Famous-Views-of-Edo
Title One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, Kitsunebi on New Year's Eve in Oji
Artist Hiroshige
Condition Creases,Foxing,Rubbing
Size 24~34.5cm
Price $15121.86
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This is an artwork depicted on a basis of an oral tradition on Oji Inari Shrine presently located in Oji, Kita ward, Tokyo. According to the legend, the area used to be a huge rice field, and on every New Year's Eve, foxes got together at a giant nettle tree for a rite, then visited Oji Inari to complete their celebration. There are many landscape paintings of Oji which refer to the legend, but this artwork particularly holds a fantastic mood.

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.

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"The Hundred Famous Views of Edo" is Hiroshige 's latest years' work produced over from 1856 to 1858. His creation continued just before his death, but it hadn't completed and handed down to Hiroshige II who added some brush strokes to issue the work. The work comprises the contents and 118 pieces of drawings.