Andō Hiroshige, Mouth of the Naka River from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 185658, woodblock print. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fowler Merle-Smith, 1991


Wed, 07/20/2016
 – Sun, 10/23/2016

Decorative Arts Corridor

Depicted with attention to time of day, weather, and season, Andō Hiroshige’s (17971858) landscapes demonstrate sensitivity to the beauty of Japan’s natural topography, as well as to the human influence on it. On view were woodblock prints from his celebrated series TheFifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road, along with impressions from Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. These prints, a small selection of more than fourteen hundred Japanese prints in the Museum’s collection, were hung adjacent to the 191215 library designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, referencing the influence of Japanese aesthetics on Western art of the early twentieth century and the particular importance of Hiroshige’s sense of space and composition to Frank Lloyd Wright.