Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige, "Station 23: Shimada"
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Shimada stations sits at the Edo end of the Oi River, which must be crossed with the help of porters who are retained to carry goods and passengers across the river's shallow waters. Off in the distance sits the large and bustling Kanaya station (#24).
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 spot top left, 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.