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Ichiryusai Hiroshige

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Ichiryusai Hiroshige | Japan 1797–1858 | Ryogoku, hanabi (no. 98 from 'Meisho Edo hyakkei' series) (Fireworks at Ryogoku (no. 98 from 'One hundred famous views of Edo' series)) 1858 Colour woodblock print | 33.8 x 22.4cm | Purchased 1989 with funds from Queensland Coal Resources through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

Ichiryusai Hiroshige Ryogoku, hanabi (no. 98 from 'Meisho Edo hyakkei' series) (Fireworks at Ryogoku (no. 98 from 'One hundred famous views of Edo' series)) 1858 

Ichiryusai Hiroshige
Japan 1797–1858
Ryogoku, hanabi (no. 98 from 'Meisho Edo hyakkei' series) (Fireworks at Ryogoku (no. 98 from 'One hundred famous views of Edo' series)) 1858
Colour woodblock print
33.8 x 22.4cm
Purchased 1989 with funds from Queensland Coal Resources through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation
Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

Ichiryusai Hiroshige

Ryogoku, hanabi (no. 98 from 'Meisho Edo hyakkei' series) (Fireworks at Ryogoku (no. 98 from 'One hundred famous views of Edo' series)) 1858

Hiroshige is considered one of the leading exponents of the ukiyo-e landscape view. Many of his prints take as their subject places of beauty in and around the capital, Edo (modern Tokyo). His last great series, One hundred famous views of Edo (which actually includes 118 views), was not only popular in Japan but also influential on European artists including Van Gogh and Whistler. This scene depicts fireworks over the Ryōgoku Bridge on the Sumida River during an autumn festival.