Cuckoo and Iris

Hiroshige, Ando, 1797-1858

Cuckoo and Iris
  • Artist : Hiroshige, Ando, 1797-1858
  • Date : c. 1840
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : 280184
  • Condition : Trimming; faint residue on reverse near top
  • Dimensions : 12 7/8 x 4 1/8 inches
  • SOLD

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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