View of the Whirlpools at Awa

Hiroshige, Ando, 1797-1858

View of the Whirlpools at Awa
  • Artist : Hiroshige, Ando, 1797-1858
  • Date : 1857
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : FWG22804
  • Condition : Centerfolds; minor fading; light backing
  • Dimensions : 14 1/4 x 29 1/2 inches
  • Comments : Dimensions shown are for triptych, as assembled
  • 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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