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

£250.00
Authenticity Guaranteed

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
Condition Report Very thin backing. Minor wormholes on the margins. Trimmed. Some paper residue on the back.
Dimensions 23.7 x 34.5 cm
Series One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces
Publisher Uoya Eikichi