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Lot 0004
  • Artist: Ando Hiroshige
  • Three Women on the Snowy Bank of a River Triptych
  • Showa era edition published by Takamizawa from recarved blocks; this is a chuban sized triptych as was the original published in 1845
  • 9 x 12.75 inches each panel; 18 x 12.75 overall
  • Medium: Japanese Woodblock Print

    On the snowy banks of the Sumida River, three women holding umbrellas and walking through the snow. On the right, a view of the Azuma Bridge, and the pagoda and buildings of the Kinryuzan Temple on the far bank. It maybe guessed that this print was issued at the time to cater to the less well-to-do audience, as a tryiptych in the chuban format could probably be compared to the soft-cover version of a novel today.

    Utagawa Hiroshige or Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) was a Japanese artist during the 19th century and is considered the last great master of the ukiyo-e movement. His approach was more poetic and ambient than the typical ukiyo-e style, and his innovative compositions were a great influence to Western painters, such as Vincent van Gogh. The term ukiyo-e translates to "pictures of the floating world" and refers to a genre of Japanese art with a wide span of imagery such as kabuki actors, folk tales, landscapes, and even erotica. This movement was critical in forming the Western perception of Japanese art.

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  • Location: This item ships from New York.

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  • Condition

    VG, minor flaws as shown

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