Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 – 1858) is one of the best known of all Japanese woodblock print designers. He is particularly renowned for his landscape prints, which are among the most frequently reproduced of all Japanese works of art. These were hugely successful both in Japan and in the West. Their unusual compositions and masterly expression of weather, light, and season proved enormously influential for many leading European artists, including Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh.
This touring exhibition, from the Ashmolean Museum’s Eastern Art collection, includes over 20 views of Mount Fuji from several different Hiroshige series; some devoted entirely to Fuji and others in which Fuji appears in views of Edo or is seen from the Tokaido Road.