Hiroshige II Utagawa, Yamato Province, Mount Yoshino, One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces
Artist: Hiroshige II Utagawa (1826-1869)
Title: Yamato Province, Mount Yoshino （大和 吉野山）
Series title: One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces（諸国名所百景）
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Size: 23.6 x 34.8 cm
Original Japanese woodblock print.
As with many of Hiroshige II's prints, those comprising the series 'One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces' borrowed compositional elements from his teacher Hiroshige I Utagawa, in this case echoing his 'Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces'. At this point, he had just started using his teacher's name, who had recently passed away, therefore the prints in this series are signed 'Hiroshige'.
|Print Format||Oban (Vertical)|
|Artist Name||Hiroshige II Utagawa|
|Title||Yamato Province, Mount Yoshino|
|Dimensions||23.6 x 34.8 cm|
|Condition Report||Trimmed, some discolouration.|
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.