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Hiroshige (1797 - 1858), "Teahouse at Zoshigaya"

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Catalog ID A2821
Artist Hiroshige
Title Teahouse at Zoshigaya
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title Thirty-six Views of Fuji
Date 1858
Publisher Tsutaya Kichizō
Reference No #9 in the Series
Size 14 -1/4 x 9 -1/2 "
Condition Very fine, with fresh colors.
Price $3400.00
Shipping (US) $45.00
Shipping (Non-US) $95.00

Notes: In Hiroshige's groundbreaking series of woodblock prints, The 53 Stations of the Tokaido (1832-1833), he captured the journey along the Tokaido road, the highway connecting Edo to Kyoto, the imperial capital. With the Tokugawa Shogunate relaxing centuries of age-old restrictions on travel, urban populations embraced travel art and Hiroshige became one of the most prominent and successful ukiyo-e artists. He also produced kacho-e (bird-and-flower pictures) to enormous success. In 1858, at the age of 61, he passed away as a result of the Edo cholera epidemic.

Hiroshige’s prints continue to convey the beauty of Japan and provide insight into the everyday life of its citizens during the Edo period. The appeal of his tender, lyrical landscapes was not restricted to the Japanese audience. Hiroshige’s work had a profound influence on the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists of Europe: Toulouse-Lautrec was fascinated with Hiroshige’s daring diagonal compositions and inventive use of perspective, while Van Gogh literally copied two of Hiroshige's prints from the famous series, 100 Famous Views of Edo in oil paint.