Hiroshige II Utagawa, Kiso Gorge, One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces
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
Original Japanese woodblock print.
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|
Hiroshige II Utagawa
Hiroshige II ( born Suzuki Chinpei) inherited his name following the death in 1858 of his master Hiroshige, whose daughter he married.His works have often been confounded with those of his master, which they resemble closely in style, subject, and signature. Early Western scholars did not even recognize him as a separate artist.