Andō Hiroshige (Tokyo 1797 - Tokyo 1858)
Lord Armstrong’s company built warships for the Japanese navy, and Cragside received a number of business trips from Japanese officials. The family retained a close connection with the Japanese royal family throughout the generations. This print is one example from a set of woodblock prints which were given Yorisada Tokugawa, a close friend of the family and uncle to the Empress of Japan, just after the First World War.
Print, woodblock, Japanese Garden by Andō Hiroshige (Tokyo 1797 - Tokyo 1858), original, Japanese Garden with two blue fir trees in foreground,
Armstrong collection. Transferred by the Treasury to The National Trust in 1977 via the National Land Fund, aided by 3rd Baron Armstrong of Bamburgh and Cragside (1919 - 1987).
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Andō Hiroshige (Tokyo 1797 - Tokyo 1858) , artist