Introduction: Hiroshige II (1826-1869), also known as Shigenobu and Risshō was a Japanese woodblock print (ukiyo-e) artist. He was the chief student of the great master Hiroshige. Hiroshige (Utagawa Hiroshige, 1826 -1869) was a Japanese designer of ukiyo-e art. He inherited the name Hiroshige II following the death in 1858 of his master Hiroshige, whose daughter he married. In 1865 he moved from Edo to Yokohama after dissolving his marriage and began using the name Kisai Risshō alternate pronunciation: Ryūshō). His work so resembles that of his master that scholars have often confused them.
This is an antique original woodblock print of Hiroshige II (1826-1869) , 二代 広重, from the series 'The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road' original paper, good impression, colours. Condition: Generally very good. Some light toning, soiling and minor wear to edges due to age. On paper board for protection. An authentic woodblock print, the quality, cutting and printing is excellent though it is obviously visible to be an old print, it is still an exceptional piece of an authentic old Japanese woodblock print by Hiroshige ll. A rare piece of woodblock print for the serious collector of Japanese woodblocks.
Povenance: From the same group of Japanese woodblock prints acquired from the no longer existing antique dealer during the Shōwa era (1926-1989) Mr. M. Nakazawa in Tokyo, (M. Nakazawa's other sold prints are at the British Museum collection).
Description: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Signature: Signed; Hiroshige -ga, signature of artist printed on image
Image Title: From the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road
Culture/Period; Edo Period
Height: 18 centimetres
Width: 23 centimetres
Inscription Comment: Published by Hoeido
Condition: Good print and colors for it's age.
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