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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Following a seven-mile trek from Akasaka, a company of travelers descends into snowy Fujikawa station. Snowflakes continue to fall from the grey bokashi of the night sky, bright white against the river and heavy on the pine boughs. Hiroshige demonstrates his mastery of atmosphere in this work, capturing the quiet elegance of a snowy night.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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