Hiroshige Ando, Grandpa's Teahouse in Meguro, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Artist: Hiroshige Ando (1797-1858)
Title: Grandpa's Teahouse in Meguro
Series title: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Size: 36.4 x 24.2 cm
Condition: Slightly trimmed, scribbles on the back, pinhole and wormhole restored on top, pigment partly spotted.
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.
Today one of the most opulent residential suburbs in the south of Tokyo, during the Edo Period (1603 - 1868) Meguro was one of the areas in which the ruling shogun used to go hawking. In this print, Hiroshige captures the silhouette of Mount Fuji rising from a broad plain. A lone figure is gazing at the peaceful scenery from the top of the hill on the left. On the bottom right a simple thatched house stands for the teahouse mentioned in the title where travellers stop to enjoy refreshments.
|Print Format||Oban (Vertical)|
|Artist Name||Hiroshige Ando|
|Title||Grandpa's Teahouse in Meguro|
|Dimensions||36.4 x 24.2 cm|
|Condition Report||Slightly trimmed, scribbles on the back, pinhole and wormhole restored on top, pigment partly spotted.|