About the artist
Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, well known for his landscape prints. He was a member of the Utagawa school, and his works were heavily influenced by the Chinese painting style. He was born in Edo (now Tokyo) and was the son of a fireman. He was apprenticed to a woodblock carver and printer, and later studied under the well known Utagawa Toyohiro. His works are known for their bold compositions and use of bright colours. He is considered one of the last great masters of the ukiyo-e tradition.
Also associated with: Ukiyo-e, Utagawa school, Edo, Tokyo, Utagawa Toyohiro, Chinese painting style.