Friday, 24 October 2014

Katsushika Hokusai – part 7

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


1810-19c Woman with Kite, Diving Bird, and Basin Garden colour woodblock print 21.3 x 18.7 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

1810-20c A View of Cherry Blossoms colour woodblock print Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1810c Drawings (hanshita-e) for a Three-Volume Picture Book drawing on paper 13.8 x 20.4 cm

1810c New Year's Day at the Ogiya Brothel, Yoshiwara colour woodblock print 37.6 x 127 cm

1810c New Year's Day at the Ogiya Brothel, Yoshiwara colour woodblock print 35.6 x 25.4 cm

1810c New Year's Day at the Ogiya Brothel, Yoshiwara colour woodblock print 35.6 x 25.4 cm Brooklyn Museum, New York

1810c New Year's Day at the Ogiya Brothel, Yoshiwara colour woodblock print 35.6 x 25.4 cm

1810c New Year's Day at the Ogiya Brothel, Yoshiwara colour woodblock print 35.6 x 25.4 cm

1810c River Scene with Bridge in Foreground colour woodblock print 21.3 x 18.4 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1811c Ochanomizu in Kanda Mojin Shrine colour woodblock print 26.7 x 38.1 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1813 Mandarin Ducks Beneath Blossoming Plum by a River, with verses by Hokusai II, Heishi, Kôchô, Toseki, Taigadô, Taizai, Toen, Taito, Taito and Tobun colour woodblock print 40.3 x 55.2 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA


1814 Book of Realistic Paintings

1814c A Philosopher Watching a Pair of Butterflies, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai colour woodblock print 22.8 x 33.9 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1814c Blooming Plum Tree, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai colour woodblock print 22 x 33.8 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1814c Chrysanthemums in a Basket, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai colour woodblock print 22.5 x 33.9 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1814c Flowers, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai colour woodblock print 22.6 x 33.9 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1814c Fly and Herb, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai colour woodblock print 22.5 x 33.8 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1814c Fox, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai colour woodblock print 22.1 x 33.8 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1814c Goddess Riding a Dragon, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai colour woodblock print 33.9 x 22.6 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1814c Hawk, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai co colour woodblock print 33.8 x 22 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1814c Hotel Smoking his Pipe, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai colour woodblock print 22.5 x 33.8 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1814c Iris, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai colour woodblock print 22.3 x 34 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1814c Male Pheasant, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai colour woodblock print 22 x 33.8 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1814c Mount Fuji in Winter, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai colour woodblock print 22.6 x 33.8 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1814c Two Rabbits, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai colour woodblock print 22.2 x 33.8 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1814c Two Waterfowl, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai colour woodblock print 22.3 x 34 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1815c Craftsman Working on Temple, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai colour woodblock print 22.5 x 33.8 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

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1814c Young Ladies Paying Homage to a Shrine colour woodblock print 21.1 x 14.1 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1815c Cherry Blossom Viewing at Gotenyama, with program and greetings from Tanaka Mineyoshi, the student of Tanaka Denzaburô colour woodblock print 39.2 x 53.8 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

1816 Women Preparing Tea Around the Fire-Holder colour woodblock print 21.4 x 19.1 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1816-17 Woman with a Teacup woodblock print 26.1 x 31 cm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1816-20c Bird-and-Flower Paintings colour woodblock print 36.7 x 25.6 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1816-20c View of Saruhashi (Monkey Bridge) colour woodblock print 36 x 24.4 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1818 The Famous Places on the Tokaido Road in One View colour woodblock print 43 x 58 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1818-30 Sketches 1




1818-30 A Beauty with Her Escort; Men Delivering Merchandise ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 A Sudden Shower ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Activities of the Last Days of the Year ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Before the Inari Festival ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Drying Umbrellas ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 End-of-the-Year Cleaning ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Food Peddlers and Potters ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Food Vender and Religious Devotees ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Getting Ready for the Summer Heat ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 House-building Labourers ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Outdoor Performers ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Palanquin and Pedestrians in Snow ink and colour on paper sketch 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Religious Groups and Passers-by ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Rock-moving and Mushroom-selling ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Rolling Sake Casks ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Spring Redecorating and School Opening ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Street Scene in Summer ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Temple Visiting and Shrine Merrymaking ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 The New Year's Season ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Toilers and Musicians ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Varied Occupations in Early Winter ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818- 30 Pavement Venders and Peddlers ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

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1820 Untitled colour woodblock print 20.3 x 26.4 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1820-33 Mystical Bird colour woodblock print 21.7 x 17.9 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1820-35 Distant view of Enoshima and Mt. Fuji colour woodblock print 16 x 45.8 cm Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

1820c Festival Float of Priest Jômyô, with poems by Mizunoya Tanigaki Makiyo, Jushitsu Morozane and Yomo no Utagaki colour woodblock print 22.4 x 19.2 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1820c Untitled hand-coloured woodblock print 17.6 x 24.3 cm

1820s Court Lady Viewing the Moon- from the series "Go Kasen", with poems by Gamôtei Fudemochi, Seijôkoku(?) Kagehiro and Senbatei Teodori colour woodblock print 21.1 x 18.8 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1820s Ono no Komachi Holding an Incense Burner- from the series "Go Kasen", with poems by Taizanrô Sakanoue no Takamichi and Shakuyakutei colour woodblock print 20.9 x 19.7 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA