760
760
ANDŌ HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
'SUDDEN SHOWER OVER THE OHASHI BRIDGE, ATAKE', FROM THE SERIES ONE HUNDRED FAMOUS VIEWS OF EDO, 1857
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 1,125,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
760
ANDŌ HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
'SUDDEN SHOWER OVER THE OHASHI BRIDGE, ATAKE', FROM THE SERIES ONE HUNDRED FAMOUS VIEWS OF EDO, 1857
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 1,125,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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ANDŌ HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
'SUDDEN SHOWER OVER THE OHASHI BRIDGE, ATAKE', FROM THE SERIES ONE HUNDRED FAMOUS VIEWS OF EDO, 1857
titled ohashi atake no yudachi, censor's seal aratame, date seal: snake 9 [1857], signed Hiroshige ga
Oban tate-e: 36.1 by 23.8 cm, 14 1/4  by 9 3/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

A yudachi is a sudden and brief torrential downpour, occurring usually towards the end of a sultry summer day.  Rain is a frequent subject throughout ukiyo-e, treated ingeniously by Harunobu, Kiyonaga, Utamaro, Shuman, Choki and Shuncho, to name but a few artists.  Hiroshige gained a reputation as a master of the depiction of rain, snow and the moon.  Two other famous images of rain are his Shono, from the series 'The Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido Road' (see lots 761 and 765 in this sale) and Karasakino yau (Night Rain at Karasaki), from the series `The Eight Views of Lake Biwa (Omi)', both circa 1834.

Universally considered the masterpiece of the series, this print has been repeatedly reproduced in all the standard reference works. For a comparison of the different versions, see Forrer, nos.94 and 95. Van Gogh copied this in oils.

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