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Sudden Shower - Utagawa Hiroshige - Framed art Print

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Regular price £45.00 (Unframed)

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Type: Print On Demand Image

Collections: Asian Art,  Bridges,  Ethnic & Oriental,  Japanese,  Japanese Art,  Landscape,  Landscape & Seascape,  Pre 1900,  Rivers,  Utagawa Hiroshige,  


  • Framed Japanese art print (40 x 30 cm) by Utagawa Hiroshige.
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  • Buy this print unframed for £45.
  • Framed Size is 40 x 30 cm.
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About this artwork

Sudden Shower' is a creation from Utagawa Hiroshige, a well known Japanese artist known for his work in Ukiyo-e, a popular style of Japanese art. This style is interesting because it involves a system where the artist, the carver, the printer, and the publisher all have individual roles. The artwork showcases individuals traversing a segment of the 'Shin-Ohashi', a wooden bridge, over the Sumida River during a rainfall. This particular piece is part of a larger compilation called 'One Hundred Famous Views of Edo', which includes 119 distinct depictions of famous locations in Tokyo.



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About the artist

Utagawa Hiroshige, originally born as Tokutaro Ando in 1797, came from a samurai family in Edo. Interestingly, his art journey started among his father's firefighting crew in Edo Castle, where he first learned the Kano school of painting. After a brief stint with Rinsai, he apprenticed under the well known Toyohiro Utagawa. Adopting the artist name Hiroshige just a year later, he decided to leave firefighting to focus solely on painting and print design, exploring the Shijo school. His creativity shone brightly from 1832 onwards.

Hiroshige gained prominence with his innovative series of woodblock prints, "The 53 Stations of the Tokaido", presenting an enchanting journey along the highway connecting Edo and Kyoto. The blossoming interest in travel art and Hiroshige's mastery in kacho-e (bird-and-flower pictures) propelled him to become a leading ukiyo-e artist.

His fascinating prints, mirroring Japan's beauty and its citisens' daily life during the Edo period, resonated globally. They greatly influenced European Impressionists and Post-Impressionists like Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh. Hiroshige's life was tragically cut short in the Edo cholera epidemic of 1858.

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