Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) is one of the best known of all Japanese woodblock print designers. He is particularly renowned for his landscape prints, which are among the most frequently reproduced of all Japanese works of art.
This exhibition includes views of the revered Mount Fuji from several different series by the great landscape designer Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858). Mount Fuji, an active volcano and Japan’s highest mountain, has long been praised by poets and depicted by artists for its beautiful shape and sacred status.
This exhibition, from the Ashmolean’s collection, includes more than 20 views of Mount Fuji from several different Hiroshige series, some devoted entirely to Fuji and others in which Fuji appears in views of Edo or is seen from the Tokaido Road.