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Hiroshige’s Views of Tokyo

A catalogue of the Ashmolean’s collection of prints of Edo by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) by Oliver Impey (published Oxford, 1993).

Hiroshige’s Views of Tokyo by Oliver Impey

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Shower of Rain at Nihonbashi Bridge


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  • Hiroshige’s Views of Mount Fuji by Oliver Impey

    Hiroshige’s Views of Mount Fuji

    All distances in Japan were and are measured from the bridge at Nihonbashi; thus it was the first in any Tokaido or Kisokaido series. Here the vertical lines, later to be imitated by Post-Impressionist painters, and the hunched miserable look of the pedestrians, emphasise the extent of the downpour. Hiroshige made several series of this title (Tōto Meisho); this is not the earliest.

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