Re: Hiroshige Kakemono

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Posted by Philip Jacobs ( on September 04, 2014 at 04:30:50:

In Reply to: Re: Hiroshige Kakemono posted by Philip Jacobs on September 01, 2014 at 19:23:31:

The style of the drawing and the composition I find very similar to that of Hiroshige`s diptych of Ariwara No Narihira on his journey past Mt Fuji. The faces such as that of the straw clad attendant is almost identical in both pictures. I had thought of Hiroshige to be purely the "master of misty suggestiveness" in his paintings. Though have learnt that there are early examples where he utilises every part of the picture frame as in this example. The BM has another such example. I wish someone would do a monograph on Hiroshige`s paintings, showing the progression of seals, signatures and style. The whole cross over from late Hiroshige 1 to early Hiroshige 2 is another area requiring greater research. Some of the earlier paintings of Shigenobu working as Hiroshige 2 are worthy of the hand of his master (in my opinion).

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