Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige, "Station 16: Yui"
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The mountains of Yui station are the focus Hiroshige in this scarce design. Here we see the Satta Pass, which today is still a popular hiking trail, busy with travelers. The steep cliff of the pass overlooks Saruga Bay. Extraordinary attention to detail in the carving and printing makes this a truly standout design in the series.
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 wear bottom right corner, otherwise excellent 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.