Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige, "Station 24: Kanaya"
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After crossing the Oi River from Shimada station, travelers enter the large and well appointed Kanaya station for rest and food. In this design, we see Kanaya station's busy commercial area in the foreground and Shimada station (#23) and Mount Fuji in the distance. The Oi River is dotted with travelers and their porters.
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: Some marks, 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.