The art of the Ukiyo-e reflected the artistic expression of an isolated civilisation which, when it became accessible to the West, significantly influenced a number of European artists. The three masters of Ukiyo-e, Hokusai, Utamaro and Hiroshige, are united here for the first time to create a true reference on Japanese art. The three masters rank highly among the most famous Japanese artistic productions of all time. This new title of the Prestige of Art collection will be a reference for art students and Japanese art lovers.
Mikhail Uspensky. Hiroshige
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The Suidobashi Bridge and Surugadai (Sudoibashi Surugadai), May 1857.
Colour woodblock print, 36 × 24 cm.
1812: He obtained a school license and was rewarded with the name Utagawa Hiroshige. In the ukiyo-e literature he is usually referenced as Hiroshige Ando.