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Moonlight Night Hiroshige Japanese Fine Art Poster

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Extra Small (16.50" x 10.52")
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Paper Type: Value Cardstock Paper (Matte)

Your walls are a reflection of your personality. So let them speak with your favorite quotes, art, or designs printed on our posters! Choose from up to 5 unique paper types and several sizes to create art that’s a perfect representation of you.

  • 110 lb., 12-point thick cardstock
  • Available for prints 11"x16" or smaller
  • Matte finish with a smooth surface
About This Design
Moonlight Night Hiroshige Japanese Fine Art Poster
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 – October 12, 1858) was a Japanese ukiyoe artist, and one of the last great artists in that tradition. He was born in 1797 and named "Ando Tokutaro" in the Yayosu barracks, just east of Edo Castle in the Yaesu area of Edo (present-day Tokyo). His father was Ando Gen'emon, a hereditary retainer (of the doshin rank) of the shogun. An official within the fire-fighting organization whose duty was to protect Edo Castle from fire, Gen'emon and his family, along with 30 other samurai, lived in one of the 10 barracks; although their salary of 60 koku marked them as a minor family, it was a stable position, and a very easy one — Professor Seiichiro Takahashi characterizes a fireman's duties as largely consisting of revelry. The 30 samurai officials of a barracks, including Gen'emon, oversaw the efforts of the 300 lower-class workers who also lived within the barracks. A few scraps of evidence indicate he was tutored by another fireman who taught him in the Chinese-influenced Kano school of painting. Legend has it that Hiroshige determined to become a ukiyo-e artist when he saw the prints of his near-contemporary, Hokusai. (Hokusai published some of his greatest prints, such as Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji, in 1832—the year Hiroshige devoted himself full-time to his art.) From then to Hokusai's death in 1849, their landscape works competed for the same customers. Print shows a moonlight night with a man poling a small boat as the moon rises from behind a grove of trees. Vintage retro cute colorful beautiful landscape and seascape artistic elegant original unique creative fine Asian nature art for modern fashion decor.
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