Hiroshige: Sudden Shower over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Sudden Shower over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
Perhaps the most iconic image in Ukiyo-e, even copied in oils by van Gogh. Seven pedestrians huddle beneath scant cover as an afternoon thunderstorm interrupts the summer calm. A solitary boatman in the back seems unperturbed as he guides his log raft on the Sumida River.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: “Hiroshige --One Hundred Famous View of Edo”: plate 58.
Signature: Hiroshige ga