Act VIII (Hachidanme)

Hiroshige, Ando, 1797-1858

Act VIII (Hachidanme)
  • Series : The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
  • Date : c. 1849-50
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : 921241
  • Condition : Fading; minor trimming
  • Dimensions : 8 1/8 x 12 3/4 inches
  • Price : $200

About The Artist

Hiroshige, Ando, 1797-1858

Go: Ichiryusai, Ichiyusai, Ryusai, Tokaido Utashige. Ukiyo-e painter, printmaker. Lived in Edo; son of an official of the fire department assigned to Edo Castle. Early interest in art, his first teacher Okajima Rinsai; then tried unsuccessfully to enter Utagawa Toyokuni's studio; at about 14 became a pupil of Utagawa Toyohiro. Also studied nanga painting under Ooka Umpo; interested in Western art and the work of the Shijo school. Gave up his hereditary position in the fire department to hi.....

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