Hiroshige III

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Utagawa".

Utagawa Hiroshige III (歌川広重 3代目 Hiroshige Utagawa sandaime?, 1842 or 1843 – March 28, 1894) was a Japanese woodblock artist who was a student of Utagawa Hiroshige. He was also referred to as Andō Tokubei (安藤徳兵?).

Born Gotō Torakichi (後藤寅吉?), he was given the artistic name Shigemasa. In 1867, after Hiroshige II, a fellow pupil of the original Hiroshige, divorced the master's daughter Otatsu, Gotō married her and initially took on the name Hiroshige II as well, but by 1869 he began calling himself Hiroshige III.[1]

Hiroshige III worked in the same artistic style as his master, but did not achieve anywhere near the same level of success.

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From The most beautiful place in Tokyo (東京名所第一の勝景, Tōkyō meisho dai ichi no shōkei)

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  1. ^ Frédéric, Louis (2005). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-01753-6. 

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