UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

Awa Naruto no fukei (View of the whirlpools at Naruto, Awa province)

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
Awa Naruto no fukei (View of the whirlpools at Naruto, Awa province)
Woodblock prints, from an untitled series of Snow, Moon, and Flowers (Settsugekka), signed Hiroshige hitsu on the left sheet with seal, date sealed Snake 4 (1857, 4th month), published by Okazawaya Taheiji
Vertical oban triptych: 14 x 9 ½ in. (35.6 x 24.1 cm.) (left sheet), 14 x 9 7/8 in. (35.6 x 25.1 cm.) middle and right sheet each approx.
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The sweeping panoramic view of the whirlpools at Naruto, depicting a distant view of the mountains stretched to the horizon and the foams of the famous whirlpool rapids at Naruto in foreground. This masterpiece triptych is generally believed to represent the ‘flower’ instalment of the artist’s last series concerning snow, moon and flowers (setsugekka), three acknowledged forms of natural beauty. The other two in the series are Moon at Kanazawa, and Mountain River on the Kiso Road. For another impression, see Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (21.7618-20).

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