Hiroshige's Nihonbashi

One of the most famous woodblook prints by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), this shows the famed Nihonbashi ("Japan Bridge") in the center of Edo (Tokyo) in the mid-19th century. Hiroshige's work, along with Hokusai's, greatly influenced Western art, particularly French impressionism, mixing as it does the strong lines of woodblock with a soft, almost brushlike quality.

Hiroshige's Nihonbashi


Return
Washington Apple Pi IFAQ