Not Held at the Japan Society – East Meets West: Hiroshige at The Phillips Collection

June 25, 2005
Not Held at the Japan Society – East Meets West: Hiroshige at The Phillips Collection

June 25 – September 4, 2005

Image (right): Utagawa Hiroshige (a.k.a. Ando Hiroshige, 1797–1858) No. 11 Hakone—View of the Lake. Color woodcut from the series The Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido (Hoeido), c. 1831–34. Private collection

The Japanese woodblock print greatly influenced Western artists of the19th and early 20th centuries, including many represented in The Phillips Collection.  The exhibition will feature Ukiyo-e master Utagawa Hiroshige’ s renowned series “The Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido,”  (Hoeido edition, ca. 1831-34).  Comprised of 55 color woodblock prints, the series is on loan to The Phillips Collection from a private collection in Japan, courtesy of the Mori Arts Center Gallery (Tokyo), The Mainichi Newspapers, and the Tokyo Broadcasting System, Inc.   The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Lockheed Martin. This print series catapulted Hiroshige to renown in his native Japan and is today universally considered to be among the greatest of all Japanese landscape prints.  It will be shown with works by Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Maurice Prendergast, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and many others from The Phillips Collection, underscoring the profound impact that Hiroshige’ s prints had on Western art.

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  • June 25, 2005 – September 4, 2005