Hiroshige

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Utagawa.
Portrait of Hiroshige by artist Utagawa Kunisada

Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川広重?, 1797–October 12, 1858), also called Hiroshige, was a Japanese artist. He was a master of the ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting.[1]

List of print series[change | change source]

  • Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tōto Meisho jukkei), 1831
  • 36 Views of Mount Fuji (Fuji Sanjū-Rokkei), 1832
  • 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō (Tōkaidō Gojūsantsugi), 1832-1834
  • Famous Scenes of Our Country (Honcho meisho), 1832-1837
  • Famous Scenes of Kyoto (Kyōto meisho), 1834-1835
  • Famous Scenes of Osaka (Ōsaka meisho), 1834-1835
  • Eight Views of Omi (Ōmi hakkei), 1834-1835
  • 69 Stations of the Kisokaidō (Kisokaidō Rokujūkyūtsugi no uchi), 1835-1842
  • 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō, Kyōka version (Kyōka Tōkaidō), 1839-1840
  • 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō, Gyōsho version (Gyōsho Tōkaidō), 1841-1842
  • 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō, Reisho version (Reisho Tōkaidō), 1848-1852
  • 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō, Jinbutsu version (Jinbutsu Tōkaidō, 1848-1852).
  • Famous Scenes of Edo (Edo meisho, 1853).
  • Famous Scenes of the 60 Provincess (Rokujū yoshū meisho zue), 1853-1858
  • Famous Scenes of the 53 estaciones (Gojūsantsugi meisho zue, 1855).
  • 100 Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei), 1856-1858
  • 36 Views of Mount Fuji (Fuji Sanjū-Rokkei), 1858-1859

Gallery[change | change source]

Ukiyo-e from Kachō-ga : Pictures of Flowers and Birds:

Some Ukiyo-e from 53 Statuibs if the Tōkaidō[2]

Some Ukiyo-e from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis Frédéric et al. (2005). "Hiroshige" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 319.
  2. See 53 images of the Tōkaidō road at Japanese Wikipedia article here (Japanese)
  3. See 100 images of Edo at Japanese Wikipedia article here (Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]