Hiroshige II Utagawa, Kiso Gorge, One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces
Original Japanese woodblock print.
Artist: Hiroshige II Utagawa (1826-1869)
Title: 33. Snow on the Kiso Gorge, Shinshu (Shinano) Province
Series: One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Size: 25.2 x 37.2 cm
Condition: Stamp on back of print. Minor stain centre right.
As night approaches, a lone traveller ascends the snowy Kiso Gorge. The well trodden routes were express ways between the two prominent cities of Kyoto and Edo, taking everyone from messengers, pilgrims to warlords through Japan’s mountainous landscape. Vibrancy is lent to the pure white scene by the resilient evergreen pines emerging and balancing on the valley sides.
|Print Format||Oban (Vertical)|
|Artist Name||Hiroshige II Utagawa|
|Title||Snow on the Kiso Gorge|
|Dimensions||25.2 x 37.2 cm|
|Condition Report||Stamp on back of print. Minor stain centre right.|
|Series||One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces|