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Title

Koganei in Musashi Province (Musashi koganei), from the series Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji (Fuji sanjurokkei)

1858


Artist

Hiroshige Andô/Utagawa

Japan

1797 - 1858


About

Over the period of his career, Utagawa Hiroshige is believed to have created up to 5000 designs for woodblock prints. This image is from the series 'Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji' (Fuji sanjurokkei) and was released in 1858, the year of the artist’s death. In this spring scene, Mount Fuji is presented framed by the split trunk of a blossoming cherry tree by a fast-flowing river.

Such dramatic composition is a distinctive feature of Hiroshige’s prints which were widely distributed in Japan and also popular with European artists, in particular Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. The series was created in collaboration with Hiroshige’s pupil Utagawa Hiroshige II (born Suzuki Chinpei, 1826–1869) and published in Edo (Tokyo) by Tsutaya Kichizō (Kōeidō)


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1858


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodblock print


Dimensions

38.0 x 25.4 cm


Credit

Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2018


Location

Reception


Accession number

138.2018.1


Artist information

Hiroshige Andô/Utagawa

Works in the collection

26


Place

Where the work was made
Japan