This snowy scene of the Meguro River was one of the One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, Ando Hiroshige's iconic series of woodcut images. Though ukiyo-e artists of the time tended to focus on bustling city scenes or seductive women, the rebellious Hiroshige was known for his bold, formal landscapes. Even here, as we see commuters heading home while night falls, it's clear that Hiroshige is more interested in the bold blues of the river and star-speckled sky and the snow-laden branches. Looking at the image, one can feel the crisp winter air and hear the soft crunch of snow beneath feet, even as one stops to appreciate the beauty of winter on the way home.
Read our introduction to this edition, "Hiroshige's Meguro Drum Bridge and Sunset Hill".
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by our head curator is included
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.
Museo Portfolio Rag
10"x8" | edition of 20
14"x11" | edition of 250
20"x16" | edition of 50
30"x24" | edition of 10