Hiroshige II's series 'Eight Views of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho hakkei)' (ca. 1851-53)


Introduction

This page attempts to catalog all known prints in Hiroshige II's series 'Edo meisho hakkei (江戸 名所 八景 - Eight Views of Famous Places in Edo)'.

The series title is in the rectangular cartouche in the top right corner; the title of each individual print is in the field of the print at the top, to the left of the title cartouche.

The series dates from the very start of Hiroshige II's career, when he was in his mid-twenties. At this point, he was using the name 'Shigenobu', the given to him by his master Hiroshige I; the prints in this series are signed 'Shigenobu'.


Technical details


The Prints

To see a larger, roughly full-screen, image of any print, please click on the thumbnail; these images are sized to produce fine detail, and are only moderately compressed.




Images Number Date Title (Kanji) Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Description
ca. 1851-53 日本橋 夕景 Nihon-bashi yūkei Evening View at Nihon Bridge
ca. 1851-53? 霞?ケ?関? Kasumigaseki Kasumigaseki
ca. 1851-53? 芝 増上寺 Shiba Zōjō-ji Zōjō Temple in Shiba

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