Hiroshige Woodblock Hydrangea And Kingfisher
Hiroshige woodblock pillar print of a kingfisher hovering over hydrangea blooms. The delicate colors of the blooms and the vivid colour of the kingfisher are a striking backdrop against the sky. The words in Japanese are translated as Hydrangea blooming in water.
Hiroshige is considered to have produced his best work between 1832 and 1836 when he was aged 36 to 40. Among these works are his flower and bird pictures many of which are framed in a vertical rectangle.
The woodblock print in very good condition.
Originally printed in the 1832 this is a later print from early 20th Century published by Adachi.
Approximate Dimensions of sheet 42.5 height and 14.8 cm width.
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Utagawa Hiroshige also known as Andō Hiroshige 1797 to 1858. Hiroshige was the last great master of the ukiyo-e tradition.
Hiroshige is famous for his landscapes as well as his depictions of birds and flowers. He also created series such as the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido and the Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaido.
|33 × 24 cm
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