Fukagawa Lumberyards (Fukagawa Kiba)
Date: 1856, 8th month
This famous snow scene is effortlessly executed with perfect geometry: the eye follows a pair of sparrows, along the diagonally slanted lumber to the pair of puppies, down to an umbrella whose spines point back up to two men poling logs in straw capes and back up along the water into the distance. The diagonals and verticals and horizontals are perfectly geometric and harmonious, without a shred of effort or artifice showing; this is the genius of Hiroshige! One of the best snow designs in the series “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Margins a bit narrow.
Sealed: Aratame & date year
Inventory Number: HIR452