760
760
ANDŌ HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
'SUDDEN SHOWER OVER THE OHASHI BRIDGE, ATAKE', FROM THE SERIES ONE HUNDRED FAMOUS VIEWS OF EDO, 1857
Estimation
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760
ANDŌ HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
'SUDDEN SHOWER OVER THE OHASHI BRIDGE, ATAKE', FROM THE SERIES ONE HUNDRED FAMOUS VIEWS OF EDO, 1857
Estimation
300 000400 000
Lot. Vendu 1,125,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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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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Description

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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