Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869), "Catching Lamprey, Eel, and Rockfish on Lake Suwa"
|Title||Catching Lamprey, Eel, and Rockfish on Lake Suwa|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces|
|Size||14 -1/4 x 9 -1/2 "|
Notes: Traveller's journey through the snow, and men fishing through a hole of ice. In the foreground, a great fire before a temporary shelter sends up a column of grey smoke.
As with many of Hiroshige II's prints, those comprising the series 'One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces' borrowed compositional elements from his teacher Hiroshige I Utagawa, in this case echoing his 'Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces'. At this point, he had just started using his teacher's name, who had recently passed away, therefore the prints in this series are signed 'Hiroshige'.