Inside message: Season’s Greetings
Twenty assorted 5" x 7" holiday cards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box. Printed on recycled paper.
Utagawa Hiroshige, the last major master of the ukiyo-e school, contributed notably to the development of the landscape print and to the field of flower-and-bird prints.
Born in 1797, Hiroshige was the son of an Edo fire warden and inherited his father’s post. But in 1811 he entered into a printmaking studio, publishing his first dated work seven years later. After twenty years as an artist, in 1831 Hiroshige began (now under the influence of the great Hokusai) the series of landscape prints that were to make his name: Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido. Three images in this note card set originate from that portfolio; the fourth image is from the later portfolio One Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo. These snow scenes represents the artist at his best--a master of the impressionist, poetic view of nature.
Contains five each of the following holiday cards:
Hodogaya, ca. 1850–1851
The Drum Bridge at Yuhi Hill in Meguro, 1857
Fujikawa, ca. 1838–1840
Mishima, ca. 1838–1840