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Andō Hiroshige [Utagawa Hiroshige; Ichiryūsai; Ichiyūsai; Ryūsai]locked

(b Edo [now Tokyo], 1797; d Edo, 1858).
  • Masato Naitō

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Japanese painter and printmaker. He was one of the greatest and most prolific masters of the full-colour landscape print and one of the last great ukiyoe (‘pictures of the floating world’) print designers (see Japan, §X, 3, (iii)). A master of colour and composition, Hiroshige won popularity and lasting fame for his sensitive and atmospheric designs....

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