Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige, "Clear Weather after Snow at Nihonbashi Bridge"
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The Nihonbashi Bridge in Edo (Tokyo) in the Chuo district is a vital crossing for pedestrians and is a common subject in Japanese woodblock prints. This wonderful and rare woodblock print by Hiroshige shows Nihonbashi bustling after a snow and is a perfect snapshot into old Tokyo. Mount Fuji looms in the background.
Series: New Selection of Famous Places in Edo
Date c. 1835
Condition: Light fading, light center fold, otherwise very good condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" x 1/2", Modern Metal, Walnut
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.