Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige, "Station 12: Numazu"
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Numazu station in Shizuoka Prefecture was once the seat of the domain's daimyo. In this spectacular snowscape by Hiroshige, two figures make their way across a bridge after a fresh, heavy snowfall. The vantage point of this design is from the mountains and hills of Ashigara, with Mount Fuji seen in the distance.
Hiroshige's works from his vertically oriented series, "The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road," contains some of the artist's most recognizable designs. Completed in 1855, this series of works is the culmination of the artist's lifelong affinity for the people and scenery inhabiting this important travel route.
Series: The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road (Upright Tokaido)
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo (Koeido)
Condition: Small spots in sky, other excellent/fine color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" x 1/2", Classic Wood, Ebony, White Mat
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.