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Ando Hiroshige

Andō Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Andō Hiroshige (1797-1858) is widely regarded to be one of the greatest masters of Ukiyo-e, the Japanese woodblock print. In the early 1830s, he was invited to join a delegation of officials from the Imperial Court on a journey to Kyoto, which inspired this series of prints titled, Kyoto Meisho, featuring famous places of Kyoto. This set was either a gift of family friend, Sho Nemoto, to the Billings Family, or perhaps purchased by them during their trip to Japan in 1898.

 
MABI 2205: Passenger Boat on the Yodo River
Andō Hiroshige
MABI 2205: Passenger Boat on the Yodo River
 
MABI 2206: Gion Shrine in Snow
Andō Hiroshige
MABI 2206: Gion Shrine in Snow
 
MABI 2207: Shower at Twilight, Tadasugawara
Andō Hiroshige
MABI 2207: Shower at Twilight, Tadasugawara
 
MABI 2208 The Village of Yase
Andō Hiroshige
MABI 2208: The Village of Yase
 
MABI 9288a: Cherry Blossom at Arashiyama
Andō Hiroshige
MABI 9288a: Cherry Blossom at Arashiyama
 
MABI 9288b: Cherry Blossom at Kiyomidzu Temple
Andō Hiroshige
MABI 9288b: Cherry Blossom at Kiyomidzu Temple
 
Andō Hiroshige MABI 9288c  The Cool of the Evening at Shijo
Andō Hiroshige
MABI 9288c: The Cool of the Evening at Shijo
 
 MABI 9288d Tsuten Bridge Andō Hiroshige
Andō Hiroshige
MABI 9288d: Tsuten Bridge
 
MABI 9288e Shimbara Andō Hiroshige
Andō Hiroshige
MABI 9288e Shimbara
 
MABI 9288f Kinkakuji Temple Andō Hiroshige
Andō Hiroshige
MABI 9288f: Kinkakuji Temple

Did You Know?

Black and white Carleton Watkins photograph, showing Yosemite's massive granite Cathedral Rock. Billings Family Archives.

In the early 1860s Vermonter Frederick Billings, then living in California, purchased and sent photographs of Yosemite Valley to influential eastern friends to make the case for its preservation. You can see these photographs, and paintings of Yosemite, at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP.