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Tsuchiyama Spring Rain

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Item code : DUC267

Artist Hiroshige Ando
Subject Landscapes
Series Fifty-three Stations of Tokaido Road
Publisher Hoeido
Format Oban (Horizontal)
Size 36.3 x 24.6 (cm)
Date Early 19th C.

Description

Published in 1833-1834

This print is showing Tsuchiyama, a station along the Tokaido road, located in the mountains, near to where the famous road ends in Kyoto.

On the bottom right-hand side, a daimyo’s following is shown to be crossing a bridge over a fast-flowing river. They are blanketed by a heavy spring rain and seem to be enduring the weather to reach the houses, hidden behind a grove of trees in the background of the print. The strong straight lines depicting the rain show its intensity, while the muted overall colouring of the image leaves the viewer with a vivid impression of the heavy spring air of the rainy season and the sound of the falling rain.



Condition

Condition : Good       Impression : Very Good
Centre fold. Paper slightly darkened. Several wormholes within the print restored with colour. Small stain in the middle of the print.