53 Stations of the Tokaido: Fuchu
Date:1831 – 1834
Height: 8.875 in;16 in
Width: 13.125 in;20 in
People carrying things through water like a horse, people, and supplies. Mountains in background.
Ando Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) was one of the last great Japanese artists in the tradition of "ukiyo-e", the genre of art that includes Japanese woodblock prints and paintings. His work is recognized for its unique vantage points, employing Western principles of perspective in order to achieve depth; and also for its recurring seasonal themes. He worked extensively within the realm of "meisho-e", Japanese for "pictures of famous places".