Hiroshige: Horikiri Iris Garden
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Horikiri Iris Garden
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
Three carefully detailed specimens of hanashôbu hybrids claim the picture plane. Across the canal we see sightseers appreciating the beauty of the May bloom of these beautiful irises, which came to be exported to the west in the late 19th century. With strong woodgrain evident in the largest flower as well is in the sky behind. Here we see how strongly this series influenced the great 19th century western artists, especially via the truncated foreground elements and unusual viewpoint.
Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: Hiroshige One Hundred Famous View of Edo:plate 64.
Signature: Hiroshige ga