Hiroshige II, Yamato Province, One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces

£250
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JG011751-5
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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Hiroshige II Utagawa (1826-1869)
Title: Yamato Province from the series of One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Date: c. 1859-1861
Condition: Very thin backing. Minor wormholes on the margins. Trimmed. Some paper residue on the back.
Size: 23.7 x 34.5 cm

 

A dreamy depiction of Spring in the Yamato Province with cherry blossom trees surrounding the temple of Hase (Hase-ji).
The Temple of the Shingon Buddhist sect has been a sacred area since ancient times and influenced some of the Japanese classical writers, such as Murasaki Shikibu in 'The Tale of Genji'. Hase-ji is often called a 'flower temple' as the surroundings are always decorated with seasonal flowers.
Hiroshige II introduced the place from the bird's-eye perspective, partly covering it with the clouds, on which he applied three-colour gradation (bokashi) motif. 

More Information
Artist Name Hiroshige II Utagawa
Title Yamato Province from the series of One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces
Subject Landscapes
Dimensions 23.7 x 34.5 cm
Series One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces
Publisher Uoya Eikichi