Hiroshige Ando, Oyashirazu in Echigo, Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces

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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Hiroshige Ando (1797-1858)
Title: The Oyashirazu Promontory in Echigo Province
Series title: Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces
Publisher: Koshimuraya Heisuke
Date: 1856-1858
Size: 36.7 x 25.2 cm
Condition: Light wear and soiling, backed, scribbles on top.

Hiroshige I 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. Hiroshige I' followed his groundbreaking 'Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido' with a long career of series of both serene, and bustling, landscapes.


In 1853 he began his 'Famous Views of the Sixty Odd Provinces', a series of sixty-nine prints, each giving a view of a famous sight from each of the sixty-eight provinces, and the capital Edo. Taking views stretching across the whole of the country of the Japan at the time, it was a little window into what was available for those looking to travel to any province.


This print shows the high cliffs of Oyashirazu from the Hida mountain range. The height of the cliffs stands in contrast with the small figures walking along the shore, almost overwhelmed by the natural landscape.

More Information
Print Format Oban (Vertical)
Artist Name Hiroshige Ando
Title The Oyashirazu Promontory in Echigo Province
Subject Landscapes
Dimensions 36.7 x 25.2 cm
Condition Report Light wear and soiling, backed, scribbles on top.