Thursday, 30 October 2014

Katsushika Hokusai – part 10

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 10 of a 19 - part post on the works Katsushika Hokusai. For full biographical notes see part 1 and for earlier works see parts 1 - 9 also.



1830-35c Thirty-six Views of Fuji

Hokusai's most famous work, created when the artist was over seventy years of age. The series actually consists of forty-six prints - ten were added later to the initial thirty-six.

Pictorial Envelope for 36 Views of Mount Fuji

1830-31c A Shower Below the Summit ( Shower Below the Summit ) 
colour woodblock print 25.9 x 38.2 cm

1830-31c Mount Fuji in Clear Weather ( South Wind at Clear Dawn ) 
colour woodblock print 26 x 38.1 cm

1830-31c The Great Wave ( In the Hollow of a Wave off the Coast at Kanagawa ) 
colour woodcut 25.5 x 38 cm

1830-32c Enoshima Island in Sagami Province 
colour woodblock print 25.7 x 37.5 cm

1830-32c Fuji from Ommayagashi with Twilight over Ryogoku Bridge 
colour woodblock print 25.6 x 37.5 cm

1830-32c Goten Hill at Shinagawa on the Tokaido 
colour woodblock print 26.7 x 38.8 cm

1830-32c Groups of Mountain Climbers 
colour woodblock print 24.6 x 37 cm

1830-32c Inume Pass in Kai Province
 colour woodblock print 25.7 x 36.5 cm

1830-32c Mishima Pass in Kai Province 
colour woodblock print 26 x 38.4 cm

1830-32c Seashore at Nobutoura 
colour woodblock print 20.8 x 37.3 cm

1830-32c Sekiya Village on the Sumida River
 colour woodblock print 25.8 x 37.5 cm

1830-32c Senju Hana-machi Yori Chobo no Fuji ( Fuji from the Pleasure District at Senju ) 
colour woodblock print 26.7 x 38.4 cm

1830-32c Snowy Morning from Koishikawa 
colour woodblock print 25.5 x 37.5 cm

1830-32c Surugadai in Edo 
colour woodblock print 25.9 x 37.5 cm

1830-32c Tama River in Musashi Province 
colour woodblock print 26.2 x 37.5 cm

1830-33c A Sudden Gust of Wind at Ejiri ( Ejiri Suruga Province ) 
colour woodblock print 26 x 38.5 cm

1830-33c Beneath Mannen Bridge in Fukagawa 
colour woodblock print 25.8 x 37.2 cm

1830-33c Cushion Pine Tree at Aoyama 
colour woodblock print 25.5 x 37.5 cm

1830-33c Fujimigahara in Owari Province 
colour woodblock print 25.6 x 37.2 cm

1830-33c Honganji Temple at Asakusa in Edo 
colour woodblock print 25.7 x 37.1 cm

1830-33c In the Mountains of Totomi Province 
colour woodblock print 25.9 x 37.3 cm

1830-33c Lake Hakone in Sagami Province 
colour woodblock print 25.5 x 37.5 cm

1830-33c Sazai Hall at the Temple of the Five Hundred Arhats 
colour woodblock print 25.7 x 37.4 cm

1830-33c Taganoura Bay near Ejiri on the Tokaido 
colour woodblock print 25.8 x 37.2 cm

1830-33c Tatekawa at Honjo 
colour woodblock print 26.3 x 38.4 cm

1830-33c The Back of Mount Fuji Seen from Minobu River 
colour woodblock print 25.6 x 38 cm

1830-33c The Mitsui Shop in Surugacho in Edo 
colour woodblock print 25.8 x 37.5 cm

1830-33c The Surface of the Water at Misaka in Koshu Province 
colour woodblock print 25.7 x 36.5 cm

1830-33c The Tea Plantation of Katakura in Suruga Province 
colour woodblock print 26.5 x 38.1 cm

1830-33c Umezawa Marsh in Sagami Province 
colour woodblock print 25.7 x 37.8 cm

1830-33c Waterwheel at Onden 
colour woodblock print 26 x 37.3 cm

1830-33c Yoshida on the Tokaido
 colour woodblock print 25.8  x 37.5 cm

1831c A Boat Moored at Ushibori ( Ushibori in Hitachi Province ) 
colour woodblock print 25.3 x 36.8 cm

1831c A Fisherman in Kai Province ( Kajikazawa in Kai Province ) 
colour woodblock print 26.2 x 38.5 cm

1831c A View of Mount Fuji Across Lake Suwa ( Lake Suwa in Shinano Province ) 
colour woodblock print 26 x 38.2 cm

1831c Mount Fuji Seen from Shichirigahama Beach ( Shichrigahama in Sagami Province ) 
colour woodblock print 26.1 x 38.6 cm

1834c Travellers on the Tokaido Road ( Hodogaya on the Tokaido Road ) 
colour woodblock print 25.5 x 37.4 cm

1835c A View of Mount Fuji and Travellers ( Nakahara in Sagami Province ) 
colour woodblock print 25.3 x 37.6 cm

1835c Peasants Leading Oxen ( The New Fields at Ono in Suruga Province ) 
colour woodblock print 26.5 x 38.3 cm

1835c Travellers Crossing the Oi River ( Mount Fuji from Kanaya on the Tokaido Road ) 
colour woodblock print 26.2 x 38.6 cm

1843c Mount Fuji and Edo Castle seen from Nihonbashi ( Nihonbashi in Edo ) 
colour woodblock print 26.2 x 38.6 cm

Fuji and the Dawn at Isawa in the Kai Province
colour woodblock print

Fuji from Shimomeguro
colour woodblock print

Fuji from the Kazusa Province Sea Route
colour woodblock print

Fuji from Tsukada Island in the Musashi Province
colour woodblock print


1832-33 A Tour of Waterfalls in Various Provinces:

1827c The Amida Falls in the Far Reaches of the Kisokaidō Road 
colour woodblock print 36.8 x 25.4 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1832c Kiyotaki Kannon Waterfall at Sakanoshita on the Tōkaidō 
colour woodblock print 37.1 x 25.9 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1832c The Falling Mist Waterfall at Mount Kurokami in Shimotsuke Province, from the series "A Tour of Waterfalls in Various Provinces" 
colour woodblock print 38 x 25.7 cm

1832c The Falls at Aoigaoka in the Eastern Capital, from the series "A Tour of Waterfalls in Various Provinces" 
colour woodblock print 35.6 x 26 cm

1832c The Rôben Falls at Ôyama in Sagami Province, from the series "A Tour of Waterfalls in Various Provinces" 
colour woodblock Print 36.2 x 25.3 cm

1832c The Waterfall at Ono on the Kisokaidô Road, from the series "A Tour of Waterfalls in Various Provinces"  
colour woodblock print 35.7 x 26 cm

1832c The Waterfall Where Yoshitsune Washed His Horse at Yoshino in Yamato Province 
colour woodblock print 37.1 x 25.4 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1832c Yoro Waterfall in Mino Province from the series "Tour of the Waterfalls in Various Provinces" 
colour woodblock print 38.2 x 25.4 cm

1832-33c Snow, Moon, and Flowers at Famous Places/Scenic Spots:

1830-35 Moon on the Yodo River in Settsu Province, from the series "Snow, Moon, and Flowers at Famous Places" 
colour woodblock print 12 x 16.6 cm 
University of Wisconsin

1832-33 Flowers at the Cherry Blossom Shrine in Settsu Province from the series "Snow, Moon, and Flowers at Famous Scenic Spots" 
colour woodblock print 12.5 x 16 cm

1832-33 Moon at Shijô in Yamashiro Province from the series "Snow, Moon, and Flowers at Famous Scenic Spots" 
colour woodblock print 12.4 x 16.7 cm

1832-33c Cherry Blossoms at Arashiyama in Yamashiro Province, from the series "Snow, Moon, and Flowers at Famous Scenic Spots" 
colour woodblock print 12 x 16.5 cm

1832-33c Cherry Blossoms on Asuka Hill in Edo, from the series "Snow, Moon, and Flowers at Famous Scenic Spots"
 colour woodblock print 12.5 x 17 cm

1832-33c Moonlight on the Sumida River in Edo, from the series "Snow, Moon, and Flowers at Famous Scenic Spots"
 colour woodblock print 12.5 x 17 cm

1832-33c Snow at Saga in Yamashiro Province, from the series "Snow, Moon, and Flowers at Famous Scenic Spots" 
colour woodblock print 12.5 x 16.5 cm

1832-33c Snow at Shinagawa in Edo, from the series "Snow, Moon, and Flowers at Famous Scenic Spots" 
colour woodblock print 12 x 16 cm

1833c Cherry Blossoms at Yoshino, from the series "Snow, Moon and Flowers" 
colour woodblock print 25 x 36.9 cm

1833c Moonlight on the Yodo River, from the series "Snow, Moon and Flowers" 
colour woodblock print 25.1 x 37.5 cm

1833c Snow on the Sumida River, from the series "Snow, Moon and Flowers" 
colour woodblock print 24.6 x 37 cm

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