Rare 152 Years old 1870 ORIGINAL Wood Block Print Hiroshige III "Atagoyama in Tokyo". Certificate of Authenticity and guaranteed by Matsushita Associates Inc.
This is NOT a Reprint or Reproduction. Make your best offer, all serious offers will be considered!
I bought this 171 Years old beautiful original Japanese Wood Block Print back in September 2016, in Shibuya (Omotesando) Tokyo Japan in the small shop of Matshushita Associates Inc. Mat Board & Wood Block Print --> approx. Wood Block Print --> approx. Japanese Woodblock Print Original vs Reprints vs Reproduction. Prints made during an artist's lifetime from the earliest (original) blocks whose designs were cut from block sketches based on the artist's original drawings.Prints made from the original blocks at various times after the first or earliest editions. "Reprintings" are synonymous with "restrikes" or reissues. A copy made from recut blocks based on the original design. "Reproductions" are synonymous with copies. Bio of the famous Woodblock Artist. Hiroshige III was an ukiyo-e artist of the Utagawa school active in the second half of the 19th century. Hiroshige began his artistic education as a teenager under the renowned Hiroshige I. After the death of his teacher, Hiroshige III became the student of Hiroshige I's protégé Hiroshige II. Though Hiroshige II married Hiroshige I's daughter Otatsu shortly after her father's death in 1858, the couple was divorced in 1865. After Hiroshige II retired to Yokohama in 1867, Hiroshige III (then Shigemasa) married Otatsu and took the name Hiroshige III. He used several go (artist names) during his career, including Isshosai, Shigemasa and Shigetora. Hiroshige III's work is bears similarities to that of his famous teacher Hiroshige I. Like his teacher, he created meisho-e (famous place pictures) series, but is also recognized for his kaika-e (enlightenment picture), which show Japan's Meiji period modernization. Hiroshige III depicted scenes from Tokyo, as well as the building of the nations first railroads.
Today, Hiroshige III's work can be found in collections such as the British Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Victoria & Albert Museum. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints". The seller is "interesting_finds4sale" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.