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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

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    1858
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodblock print
    Dimensions
    38.0 x 25.4 cm
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2018
    Location
    Lower Asian gallery
    Accession number
    138.2018.1
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Hiroshige Andô/Utagawa

    Works in the collection

    26

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  • 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)

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Elemental, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Jul 2022–2024

  • Provenance

    Israel Goldman Japanese Prints, pre 14 Jun 2018, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, June 2018.

Other works by Hiroshige Andô/Utagawa

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