Hiroshige

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Hiroshige

(Ando Hiroshige) (än`dō hērō`shēgā'), 1797–1858, Japanese painter and color-print artist of the ukiyo-e school. His prolific work includes a series of landscapes (1833) entitled Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido Highway. He painted flowers, fish, and birds, but his important prints are landscapes, frequently snow, rain, mist, or moonlight scenes. From him WhistlerWhistler, James Abbott McNeill,
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 drew inspiration for his nocturnal scenes. Hiroshige is represented in the major museums of Tokyo, London, New York City, and Boston, and in many private collections.

Bibliography

See his Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido, ed. by I. Kondo (1960, repr. 1965); study by S. Addiss (1980).

Hiroshige

Ando . 1797--1858, Japanese artist, esp of colour wood-block prints