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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

A large stone interrupts the steep ascent on Sayononakayama Road to Nissaka. Popularly known as the “night weeping stone (yonaki-ishi),” legends states that the stone marks spot where a brutal murder was committed. Hiroshige alludes to this local legend even from his distant viewpoint.

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