Hiroshige: "Scenes of Winter" Box of 20 Assorted Holiday Cards
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858), a member of the samurai class, inherited his father’s official post as a teenager, though he simultaneously apprenticed as an ukiyo-e artist.
He began creating landscapes, the woodblock prints that would make him and his work beloved around the world.
At the time these images were first published, now more than one hundred fifty years ago, Japan was in transition—the dates for these works straddle the years that marked the opening of Japan to the West after centuries of seclusion. The prints showcased in this holiday card assortment present Hiroshige’s vision of the idyllic, tranquil Japanese countryside in winter, untouched by modern life.
Box of 20 assorted cards with envelopes.
Card Size: 5" x 7"
Inside message: "Season's Greetings"
5 of each of the following 4 designs:
Mountains and Rivers on the Kiso Road, 1857
Snow at Akabane Bridge in Shiba, c. 1843–1847.
Snow at Benzaiten Shrine in Inokashira Pond, c. 1844–1845
Yabu Street at the foot of Atago Hill , 1857
Printed on recycled paper with soy based inks.