Utagawa Hiroshige

Japanese , 1797 - 1858

Hiroshige was born in Edo (Tokyo), under the name, Ando Tokutaro. When he was only twelve, both of his parents died and two years later, he received a chance to join the famous Utagawa painting school. In 1812, Tokutaro was officially allowed to take the name Utagawa and, from then on, he called himself Utagawa Hiroshige. In ukiyo-e literature he is sometimes referenced as Hiroshige Ando.

In 1818 Hiroshige had a book illustration published and until 1830 he created prints in the traditional style. Among the popular subjects of the day were kabuki actors, beautiful women and a few warrior prints.

After 1830 Hiroshige began producing landscape prints and for the next twenty years, he concentrated his efforts on them. One of his best-known works is the series, “Tokaido gojusan-tsugi no uchi” (The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido). It became the basis of his fame and commercial success. He continued to produce more series of the Tokaido and at the time of his death, Hiroshige had produced 16 to 19 editions of the Tokaido.
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One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Great Bridge at Senju

1856

Scholten Japanese Art

$2,200 - $5,500

Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido: Shinagawa, Departure of the Daimyo (2nd state)

ca. 1833-34

Scholten Japanese Art

Under $2,200

New Fuji, Meguro

1857

Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints

$5,500 - $12,000

YOROI FERRY, KOAMI-CHŌ

1857

Stanza Del Borgo S.R.L.

Price upon request

Minowa Kanasugi Mikawashima

1857

Stanza Del Borgo S.R.L.

$12,000 - $35,000

Black Bream and Two Small Red Bream with Sansho

1832

Stanza Del Borgo S.R.L.

$5,500 - $12,000

Dawn at Yoshiwara

1857

Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints

Price upon request

Tsukudajima from Etai Bridge

1857

Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints

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The Parting Water at Mitsumata (Mitsumata wakare no fuchi)

Israel Goldman

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Nagakubo

Israel Goldman

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Red Maple Tree at the Tsuten Bridge

Stanza Del Borgo S.R.L.

$5,500 - $12,000

Station 30, Winter Scene (Hamamatsu Fuyugare no zu)

1833

Thomas French Fine Art

Price upon request

Whirlpool at Naruto, Awa Province

1855

Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints

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The Plum Orchard at Kameido ('Kameido ume yashiki')

Israel Goldman

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Night Rain at Koizumi (Koizumi no yau)

Israel Goldman

Price upon request

Kanasugi Bridge and Shibaura

1857

Stanza Del Borgo S.R.L.

$12,000 - $35,000