Hiroshige Ando, Crane and Nest of Young Birds on a Pine Branch
Artist: Hiroshige Ando (1797-1858)
Title: Crane and Nest of Young Birds on a Pine Branch
Publisher: Maruya Jimpachi
Size: (T) 22.8 x 36.8, (B) 23.4 x 36.9 cm
Original Japanese woodblock print.
Hiroshige I Utagawa was renowned as one of the most skilled landscape artists of his time. Following in the footsteps of his teacher, Toyohiro Utagawa, he embraced producing images of natural landscapes at a time when travel between provinces was becoming more common, and convenient. With this new ease of travel came the demand for guides to these foreign locales in the form of both writing and images.
In Japan as in other countries of East Asia, the crane is seen as a harbinger of good fortune. The fact that it has become a symbol of marital bliss, longevity and fidelity is the result of close observation, as cranes make a pair for life and reinforce their bonds with dances.
|Artist Name||Hiroshige Ando|
|Title||Crane and Nest of Young Birds on a Pine Branch|
|Subject||Animal & Birds, Flowers & Botanical|
|Dimensions||(T) 22.8 x 36.8, (B) 23.4 x 36.9 cm|
|Condition Report||Light wear and soiling, light tears, holes restored, hinges remains on the back.|