HIROSHIGE III Gallery

Both Hiroshige II and Hiroshige III were pupils of the great Utagawa Hiroshige. After the death of Hiroshige I in 1858, Hiroshige II married his daughter, but the marriage was dissolved about 1865, after which Hiroshige II used the names Shigenobu and Ryusho. Ando Tokubei then married Hiroshige's divorced daughter and assumed the name of her former husband (Hiroshige II). He is known today, however, as Hiroshige III. Although he produced some Yakusha-e (actor prints) and many kacho-e (bird & fkower prints), he is valued today for his dipictions of Japan's modernization, with his prints showing citizens wearing western clothing, examples of western-style architecture, and the beginings of an industrial society (trains, telegraph lines, etc.) along with undercurrents of rising militarism, typical of the Yokohama school.

Hiroshige III Utagawa HIROSHIGE III (1843-1894). European building from the series "Thirty-six views of Tokyo," chuban yoko-e ( 6" x 8"). Condition: very good; very slight toning; very slight wrinkling across bottom; vibrant color; sky with bokashi (color gradation) and cloud "gauffrage" (embossing). SOLD. (#99AZa)
Hiroshige III Utagawa HIROSHIGE III (1843-1894). Mounted soldiers and barracks from the series "Thirty-six views of Tokyo," chuban yoko-e ( 6" x 8"). Condition: good; very slight toning; slight darkening of margins; vibrant color; sky with bokashi (color gradation). $175. (#99AZb)
Hiroshige III Utagawa HIROSHIGE III (1843-1894). Military drill from the series "Thirty-six views of Tokyo," chuban yoko-e ( 6" x 8"). Condition: very good; very slight toning; vibrant color; sky with bokashi (color gradation). SOLD. (#99AZc)
Hiroshige III Utagawa HIROSHIGE III (1843-1894). Government building (note both Japanese & European weathervanes; extension of flagpole beyond picture frame) from the series "Thirty-six views of Tokyo," chuban yoko-e (6" x 8"). Condition: good; very slight toning; some wrinkling across top margin; vibrant color; sky with bokashi (color gradation). $175. (#99AZd)
Hiroshige III Utagawa HIROSHIGE III (1843-1894). Riverside European-style buildings from the series "Thirty-six views of Tokyo," chuban yoko-e ( 6" x 8"). Condition: good; very slight toning; slight darkening of outer margins; vibrant color; sky with bokashi (color gradation). $175. (#99AZe)
Hiroshige III Utagawa HIROSHIGE III (1843-1894). Promenade from the series "Thirty-six views of Tokyo," chuban yoko-e ( 6" x 8"). Condition: very good; very slight toning; vibrant color; sky with bokashi (color gradation). $175. (#99AZf)


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