Cool Picture: View of Mt. Fuji
Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando)
Hiroshige adopts a bird’s-eye view of the planes surrounding Mt. Fuji in order to provide a sense of the vastness of the landscape and of the mountain’s stately presence. The title on this extremely rare print reads Suzushiga, or “Cool Picture,” a reference to the effect created by Hiroshige’s use of an all-blue palette. Another unusual feature of the print is its prominent display of the publisher’s name, Hananotsuyu Tamakichi, along the left edge of the composition.
Printed in blue with red seals.
Artist's title for design reads "Cool Picture"
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Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando) (Japanese, 1797-1858). Cool Picture: View of Mt. Fuji, ca. 1855-1858. Woodblock print, 12 7/8 x 16 1/8 in. (32.7 x 41 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 16.557
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Delicately-printed landscape with Mt. Fuji visible on the distant shore of a body of water. Printed entirely in blue with seals printed in red.
Condition: Soiled, folded in several places
Remarks: looks like a surimono.
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