|Portfolio containing prints by Japanese artist Hiroshige (1797-1858). Some illustrations are on paper, others are on material. The drawings are in colour.
A page of notes in the box accompanies these prints: “The Japanese artist Hiroshi, (1797-1858), was one of the principal members of the Ukiyo-ye or Popular School of Painting in Japan, a school which specialised in colour-prints. He is best known for his landscapes in snow, rain, mist or moonlight. His family name was Ando Tokitaro but he changed this to Hiroshige in recognition of the fact that he was a pupil of Toyohiro".
After Toyohiro’s death he practised on his own account, first in Tokyo, then in Kyoto. He later returned to Tokyo where his work became popular and imitated.”
The prints contained in this box belonged to Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and form part of the Alma-Tadema collection.