The Heritage of Hiroshige; A Glimpse of Japanese Landscape Art

The Heritage of Hiroshige; A Glimpse of Japanese Landscape Art

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...proofs of the seal theory but this is a most important and striking one. The Fifties are the debatable years, during which it is most difficult to determine the work of Hiroshige, but since we know his death date to be Ansei, 5 (Year of the Horse), ninth month, 1858, then we may exclude every print issued after that date. An important point, however, must be taken into consideration. The zodiacal characters appear every twelve years, hence we must fall back upon the work for a final judgment There is little difficulty in determining this question however, as, for example, a work by Hiroshige printed in 1845 differs essentially in style from one of twelve years later. (Note the M. i "Tama River" example with seal-date, certainly 184S). y Portrait of When a date is written out, as in the inscription upon Hiroshige by the memorial portrait, and the seal agrees the proof of the oyo um jate discovery 8 positive. The writer of the preface to the vertical views of Fuji, dated 1859, declares them to be the final work of Hiroshige. The plates have a date seal, "Horse1 (1858), and the preface sheet has on the margin its date seal, 1859. Not only does the seal give positive information but its absence, in conjunction with other confirmatory evidence, suggests a period prior certainly to 1848. (The vertical style came into vogue about 1850). Hiroshige, the First, was, therefore, the artist who worked on up to the ninth month of 1858. It is stated in the biographical notes that Toyohiro died soon after Hiroshige entered his studio, and most of the books give the date of his death as 1828, but in two as 1812. If the latter date be correct we may antedate Hiroshige's work sixteen years, giving him thirty-seven years of activity, more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842332
  • 9781236842336