Hiroshige Cherry Blossom Note Cards SetPomegranate
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) was born, lived, and died in Edo (now Tokyo), which became Japan’s de facto political capital in 1603 and by the 18th century was the world’s largest city, with a population exceeding one million.
Hiroshige’s extraordinary woodblock-print series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo ranks among the greatest achievements of Japanese art. Issued between 1856 and 1858, the 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-19th-century Edo remain a precious record of the city’s appearance and spirit at the culmination of more than two centuries of uninterrupted peace and prosperity.
The Brooklyn Museum holds an outstanding collection of prints from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. The four prints reproduced in this notecard assortment highlight the delicate cherry blossoms of Edo.
Set contains five each of the following notecards:
Suwa Bluff, Nippori, 5/1856
Dam on the Otonashi River at Oji, 2/1857
New Fuji, Meguro, 4/1857
Blossoms on the Tama River Embankment, 2/1856