Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige, "Station 23: Shimada"
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Across from Kanaya (station 24) lies Shimada on the bank of the River Oi in Shizuoka Prefecture. Here we see a group of travelers making their way across the shallow river water. The print is from Hiroshige's Hoiedo edition of his famous “53 Stations of the Tokaido" series of woodblock prints.
Series: 53 Stations of the Tokaido
Condition: Faint centerfold, light matburn, otherwise excellent 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.