Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Katsushika Hokusai – part 6

Hokusai Sketchbook. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849) was a Japanese ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) painter and printmaker and painter, born in Edo (now Tokyo), and is best known for his woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji c. 1830-35 which includes the internationally recognized print The Great Wave off Kanagawa.

Hokusai created the series both as a response to a domestic travel boom and as part of a personal obsession with Mount Fuji itself. It was this series that secured Hokusai’s fame both in Japan and overseas.

This is part 6 of a 19 - part post on the works Katsushika Hokusai. For full biographical notes see part 1 and for earlier works see parts 1 - 5 also.


1806c The Eastern Journey of the Celebrated Poet Ariwara no Narihira colour woodblock print 19.6 x 53.1 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1807 Actor Sawamura Gennosuke as Ume no Yoshibei colour woodblock print 38.2 x 25.9 cm

1807 Actor Segawa Michinosuke I as Yoshibei's Wife Komume colour woodblock print 38.5 x 25.9 cm

1807 The Tale of the Magical Fox in Three Countries woodblock print 37.4 x 24.8 cm

1807c Masks of Oni (Demon) and Uzume (Goddess of Good Fortune) colour woodblock print 13.8 x 28.3 cm Metropolitan Museum of art, New York

1808 Potters at Work - Imado colour woodblock print 20.2 x 34.7 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1808-12c Admiring the Cherry Blossoms on a Hill colour woodblock print Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1808-12c Boating on the Sumida River colour woodblock print Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1808-27 Seven Gods of Good Fortune colour woodblock print 21 x 19.1 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1809-14c Autumn Moon at Ishiyama colour woodblock print Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1809-14c Evening Glow at Seta colour woodblock print Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1809-14c Lull after a Storm at Awazu colour woodblock print Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1809-14c Overnight Rain Karasaki colour woodblock print Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1809-14c Perching Geese at Katata colour woodblock print Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1809-14c Snow on Mount Hira colour woodblock print Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


1810 Exhaustive Illustrations of the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tôkaidô



1810 Courtiers Approaching Stone Steps- Kyoto colour woodblock print 11.2 x 22.4 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Farmers Travelling- Yoshida colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Ferries Crossing the Fuji River- Kanbara colour woodblock print 11.2 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Ferry Sailing to Shichiri Ferry Port- Miya colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Male and Female Performers- Nishizaka colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Man and Horse- Fukuroi colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Man and Woman Looking at Sengan Waterway colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Man Attempting to Lift the "Tiger Stone" colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

1810 Man Vendor and Child- Seki colour woodblock print 11.2 x 10.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Men Drinking Water- Kakekawa colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Men Loading a Horse by a Road Sign- Totsuka colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Men Travelling the Utsu no Ya Pass- Okabe colour woodblock print 11.2 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Men Walking by a Stone Lantern- Yokkaichi colour woodblock print 11.1 x 10.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Mendicant and Two Travellers by a Bridge- Hiratsuka colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Pilgrim and Travellers Looking at a Cave Shrine- Futagawa colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Procession Walking across the Bridge- Nihonbashi colour woodblock print 11.1 x 22.2 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Restaurant by the Tenryû River- Hamamatsu colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Three Men by a River- Chiryû colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Three Men Resting in an Inn- Shôno colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Three Men Traveling Along a Cliff- Hôraiji colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA


1810 Three Travellers Presenting Travel Pass to an Official- Arai (Checkpoint) colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Three Travellers Waiting for Ferry by Tenryû River- Mitsuke colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Toilers Smoking Pipes- Fujisawa colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers on a Ferry Crossing Tama River- Kawasaki colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Traveller in a Palanquin- Hakone colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers by a Castle- Kameyama colour woodblock print 11.1 x 10.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

1810 Travellers by the Lake Biwa- Kusatsu colour woodblock print 11.2 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers Conversing by Pine Tree- Mishima colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers Crossing River- Akiba colour woodblock print 11.2 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers Crossing the Ôi River- Shimada colour woodblock print 11 x 22.2 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers Eating Clam- Kuwana colour woodblock print 11.1 x 10.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers on a Bridge- Okazaki colour woodblock print 11 x 10.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers on a Ferry Crossing Tama River- Kawasaki colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers on a Hill Looking Down at the Thousand Pine Beach-Hara colour woodblock print 11 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers Passing a Village- Yui colour woodblock print 11.2 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers Passing Along a Hill- Ejiri colour woodblock print 11.2 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers Passing along a Mountain Cliff- Okitsu colour woodblock print 11.2 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers Passing by Mt. Fuji- Yoshiwara colour woodblock print 11 x 10.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers Waiting to Cross the Ôi River- Kanaya colour woodblock print 11.2 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers Walking by a Restaurant- Tsuchiyama colour woodblock print 11.1 x 10.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA


1810 Travellers Walking by a Temple- Iishiyakushi colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers Walking by a Well- Ôtsu colour woodblock print 11.2 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Travellers Walking through Mountains- Ishibe colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Two Courtesans Greeting a Man with a Horse- Goyu colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Two Courtesans Greeting Travelers- Shinagawa colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

1810 Two Men and a Servant Traveling by Stone Steps- Kanagawa colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Two Men and a Woman Making Sweets- Saka no Shita colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Two Men and a Woman Washing Cloths- Fuchû colour woodblock print 11.2 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Two Men Dining at a Restaurant- Minakuchi colour woodblock print 11.1 x 10.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Two Men Dining at an Inn- Maiko colour woodblock print 11.2 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Two Men Drinking Tea at a Restaurant by a Stream- Fujieda colour woodblock print 11.2 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Two Men Drinking Tea- Fujikawa colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Two Men Taking a Bath- Totsuka colour woodblock print 11.1 x 11.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1810 Woman Buying Clothes- Narumi colour woodblock print 11.1 x 10.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA