Hiroshige AndoGeisha and Fuji in SnowDate: ca. 1900s-1910sSize: 7.75 x 5.75 inches.Medium: Japanese Woodblock PrintA recarved woodblock print on creped paper (chirimen-gami). This paper was popular at the turn of the century. It varies in dimensions over time but is very durable(As originally issued, tipped at top edge to 9.5 x 7.0 inch cardstock.)Provenance: From the collection of Canadian missionary Sybil Courtice, who was in Japan from the early 20th century up until WWII.Condition: Very good with diagonal crease.
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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