Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige, "Evening View of Kasumigaseki"
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Pedestrians are shown taking an evening stroll on the streets of Kasumigaseki, a district in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo. This woodblock print is part of Hiroshige’s “Famous Places in the Eastern Capital” series of prints.
Series: Famous Places in the Eastern Capital
Date c. 1835
Condition: Light soiling and mounting evidence verso, black color restoration in center, light centerfold, overall very good color and condition
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) is the most important Japanese artist to emerge from Edo period ukiyo-e. Hiroshige is a widely recognized master of Japanese woodblock prints whose works have had a tremendous influence on artistic currents throughout the world. His woodblock prints are highly coveted by collectors and museums around the world.