One of the most famous of all Ukiyo-e images! The subjects of Hiroshiges work were atypical of the ukiyo-e genre. However, Hiroshige is best known for his landscapes and images of birds and flowers. In fact Hiroshiges genius for landscape composition was even recognized, and sometimes copied, by the great European Impressionist painters such as Vincent Van Gogh. From the 1896 edition of Hiroshiges famous series the 53 Stations of the Tkaid. Travelers struggle against the force of a driving rainstorm. This is one of the most famous of all Japanese woodblock prints and is a Hiroshige masterwork. Would be absolutely spectacular displayed in your home or office. Hiroshiges masterworks are in the collections of many of the worlds great museums. Among them are t. Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York; the Museum of Fine Arts , Boston; the British Museum , London; the State Hermitage Museum , Saint Petersburg, Russia; as well as the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo. Driving Rain at Shono. Fifty-Three Stations of the Tkaid. MEDIUM: Authentic polychrome woodblock print. Ink and color on handmade paper. 8 ¾ x 13 ¾; (22,23 cm x 34,93 cm). 9 ¾ x 14 ½; (24,77 cm x 36,83 cm). CONDITION: Antique 1896 Meiji era restrike of important Hiroshige work. Marvelous sense of age. Wonderful color and detail. A couple light spots. Some wormhole damage in lower left outer margin. Backed with old paper. Please take a moment to carefully examine the scans. The Uki Arts Gallery. To see all of our Gallerys current offerings. E our new listings as they become available. The item “Famous 1896 edition HIROSHIGE Japanese woodblock print DRIVING RAIN AT SHONO” is in sale since Sunday, July 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “ukiarts” and is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: Meiji era, 1896
- Primary Material: Ink and color on handmade paper
- Maker: Hoeido descendants of original publisher
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Reproduction
- Featured Refinements: Japanese Woodblock Print