Hiroshige Fan Prints

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A & C BLACK, 2001 - Color prints - 160 pages
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), a leading artist of the popular ukiyo-e school, created many of the most familiar images of pre-modern Japan. Considerably more rare are his designs for fan prints or uchiwa-e, and the remarkable group in the V&A, published here in their entirety for the first time, is the largest known holding of its kind in the world. Assembled between 1886 and 1919, the collection offers fascinating insights into a relatively uncharted but compelling dimension of Hiroshige's achievement

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), one of Japan's most respected artists, was first introduced to Western readers by Edward F. Strange in The Colour Prints of Hiroshige in 1925. Since then, many ... Read full review


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