Hiroshige II (歌川広重 2代目?, 1826 – October 21, 1869) was a designer of ukiyo-e and Japanese woodblock prints. He was born Suzuki Chinpei (鈴木鎮平?). He became a student and the adopted son of Hiroshige, then was given the artistic identity of, “Shigenobu”. When the senior Hiroshige died in 1858, Shigenobu married his master’s daughter, Otatsu. At that time he adopted the art-name "Hiroshige". About 1865, the marriage was dissolved. Hiroshige II then moved to Yokohama and resumed using the name Shigenobu. He also signed some of his work as Ryūshō.
Another pupil of the first Hiroshige, Shigemasa, then married the master's daughter, Otatsu, and also began using the name Hiroshige; this artist now is known as Hiroshige III.
Kishū kumano iwatake tori (Iwatake mushroom gathering at Kumano in Kishū) from Shokoku meishō hyakkei ("100 famous views of the provinces")
Passage Through Hakone
Landscape fan print, 1850s
- 'Hiroshige II' in: Forbes, Andrew; Henley, David (2014). 100 Famous Views of Edo. Chiang Mai: Cognoscenti Books. ASIN: B00HR3RHUY
- Lane, Richard. (1978). Images from the Floating World, The Japanese Print. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 10-ISBN 0192114476/13-ISBN 9780192114471; OCLC 5246796
- Newland, Amy Reigle. (2005). Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints. Amsterdam: Hotei. 10-ISBN 9074822657/13-ISBN 9789074822657; OCLC 61666175
- Catalogue Raisonné of the Work of Utagawa Hiroshige II
- Ukiyo-e Prints by Utagawa Hiroshige II
- Media related to Hiroshige II at Wikimedia Commons
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