Hiroshige was one of the finest of all Japanese artists.
In addition, he had a profound gift for printmaking
and writing. However,
his work using the Ukiyo-e style, specifically pertaining to
landscapes and scenery is amazing.
The detail and color of his work set him apart from
other artists from this era.
All of his collections are truly amazing,
highlighting his incredible talent, both natural and learned
through a famous master.
One of his famous pieces is called “A Shoal of
book of illustrations is filled with fish and poems written
in Japanese. However, after each of the illustrations is an explanation in
addition to this particular masterpiece of Hiroshige being
put on display in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art,
you can today, purchase a book of full-color reproductions,
featuring 20 of his finest illustrations.
The original Shoal of Fishes was woodblock creations
published in 1832. In
this book, you would enjoy a series consisting of seven
woodblocks from Hiroshige’s Tokaido series and one from
his Edo series. In
addition, the book offers twenty-one other illustrations
from various Japanese artists.
Without doubt, you would notice immediately the
detailing and incredible skill of this artist.
To help you appreciate the work involved with this
series, we have broken the woodblock prints down.
Japanese sea perch and alfonsino
Areolated reef cod and white horse head
Yellowtail/amberjack and puffer/blowfish
Gurnard/sea robbin and right eye flounder
Crawfish/spiny lobster and shrimp/prawn
Common gray mullet/striped mullet
Horse mackerel and shrimp/prawn
Marled rockfish and snapper
Red sea bream
Flying fish and white croaker
Greenling and grouper/sea bass/perch/rock
these woodblock prints are of fish, the color and again, the
detailing are simply stunning.
His work was so unique and advanced for the times,
you can only appreciate what he has done.
the entire set in our Gallery