Online Exhibition: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Online Exhibition: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
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Image by Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum’s first online exhibition, presenting Ando Hiroshige’s series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (1866−68) in its entirety, has been launched on the Museum’s Web site, with new digital photography. The Museum’s remarkable set of One Hundred Famous Views is among the most famous masterpieces in the collection. These fragile works on paper, only rarely on view in the galleries, can be explored online by the season they depict or by a number of different subject categories. The online exhibition also includes fascinating historical background on the artist and on the city of Edo (now Tokyo), a guide to how to look at Japanese woodblock prints, and commentary on the individual prints and how these works are being conserved at the Museum.
www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/online/edo/