Hiroshige II Utagawa, Kudanzaka, Forty-eight Famous Views of Edo
Artist: Hiroshige II Utagawa (1826-1869)
Title: Kudanzaka, The Moon-awaiting Festival on the night of the Twenty-sixth 廿六夜まち之図
Series: Forty-eight Famous Views of Edo 江戸名所四十八景
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo
Date: c. 1860
Size: 17.6 x 24.9 cm
Original Japanese woodblock print.
As with many of Hiroshige II's prints, those comprising the series 'Forty-Eight Famous Views of Edo' borrowed compositional elements from his teacher Hiroshige I Utagawa. At this point, he had just started using his teacher's name that recently passed away, therefore the prints in this series are signed 'Hiroshige'.
|Artist Name||Hiroshige II Utagawa|
|Title||Kudanzaka, The Moon-awaiting Festival|
|Dimensions||17.6 x 24.9 cm|
|Condition Report||Slightly trimmed, light soiling and stains due to old glue, vertical crease.|
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.