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Scattered Pines on the Tone River

Size: 40.5cm by 26.5cm (15.94 in by 10.43 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Ando Hiroshige

Era: Post-war | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 14,000$ 115.00£ 89.50€ 105.00 [Item has been sold]

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Description: From the series "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (1856-1858) which actually contains 118 total prints, in full vertical format of classic Hiroshige landscapes.

A fisherman’s net is caught in mid-throwing as two white herons cross the sky. Some other boats float on the river near the banks of the Tone River hoping to catch some fish.

The way the net is covering part of the foreground reveals Hiroshige’s true intentions: he invites the spectator to be the real protagonist of the print…! Even though the title evokes the three scattered pines on the island at the left.

Indeed he depicts this scene from the fisherman’s point of view as if we were looking through his eyes. He surely succeeds in letting us pretend to be that fisherman casting his net and having a timeless trip, rocked by the floating boat…


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