Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige), ‘Chiryu’, 1855, Ronin Gallery

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

The fame of Chiryu station stretches back to the Heian period. In the classic T ale of Ise, the famed “Eight-Part Bridge” zigzagged through Chiryu’s many blooming irises. Though the bridge from the story had fallen to ruin by the time Hiroshige arrived, it is significant that Hiroshige turned away from the classic tale. Instead, he chose to portray a scene that would resonate with the common Edo-period viewer. In this work, pilgrims rest beneath a gnarled pine.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

Japanese, 1797-1858, Edo (modern Tokyo), Japan, based in Edo (present day Tokyo), Japan

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Upright Tokaido, Ronin Gallery, New York
2016
2014
Masterpieces of Hiroshige, Ronin Gallery, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Upright Tokaido, Ronin Gallery, New York
2014
Masterpieces of Hiroshige, Ronin Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
After the Bath, Ronin Gallery, New York
2016
2015
40 For 40, Ronin Gallery, New York
2015
Kacho Fugetsu: Natural Beauty in Japanese Art, Scholten Japanese Art, New York
2014
The Sea: Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e, Ronin Gallery, New York
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