Hiroshige Book of Postcards
Thirty color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection.
Oversized postcards measure 6½ x 4¾ in.
Published with the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Produced between 1856 and 1858 by the artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858), “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” (“Meisho Edo Hyakkei”), a collection of woodblock prints, has had a lasting influence on Western art, especially the Imperialists and Post-impressionist movements. The Japanese gardens in these prints inspired Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh owned several of Hiroshige’s prints depicting plum trees in bloom. Selected from the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s complete edition of the series, the thirty dramatic prints in this book of postcards epitomize Hiroshige’s superb compositions.
Pomegranate’s books of postcards contain up to thirty top-quality reproductions bound together in a handy, artful collection. Easy to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these stunning postcards are a delight to the sender and receiver. Postcards are oversized and may require additional postage.