Hiroshige II, Kiso Gorge, One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces

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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
Date: 1859
Size: 25.2 x 37.2 cm

 

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.

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Artist Name Hiroshige II Utagawa
Title Snow on the Kiso Gorge
Subject Landscapes
Condition Report Red stamp on back of print. Minor stain on top and bottom.
Dimensions 25.2 x 37.2 cm
Series One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces
Publisher Uoya Eikichi