between 1856 and 1858 by the artist Utagawa Hiroshige
(1797-1858), "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo"
("Meisho Edo Hyakkei"), a collection of
woodblock prints, has had a lasting influence on
Western art, especially the Imperialists and Post-impressionist
movements. The Japanese gardens in these prints
inspired Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh owned
several of Hiroshige's prints depicting plum trees
from the Brooklyn Museum of Art's complete edition
of the series, the thirty dramatic prints in this
book of postcards epitomize Hiroshige's superb compositions.
book of postcards contain thirty top-quality reproductions
bound together in a handy, artful collection. Easy
to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these
stunning postcards are a delight.
17.5cm x 12cm