Thursday, 16 October 2014

Katsushika Hokusai – part 3

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 3 of a 19 - part post on the works Katsushika Hokusai. For full biographical notes see part 1 and for earlier works see parts 1 - 2 also.


1800c A Snow-clad Landscape with Grey Clouds colour woodblock print 20 x 32.7 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1800c Ancient Plum Tree in Bloom colour woodblock print 19.5 x 51.8 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1800c Cage of Fireflies at Dawn in Summer colour woodblock print 14 x 26.7 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1800c The Top of Mount Fuji colour woodblock print 25.7 x 38.7 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1800c Two Women Playing Hand Puppets of Noroma and Soroma- Noroma Kyôgen, The Great Buddhist Clergy colour woodblock print 13.6 x 15 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1801 Frontispiece to the illustrated album "Thirty-six Immortal Women Poets" colour woodblock print 25.1 x 37.5 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1801 Travelling Hat with Spring Greens colour woodblock print 39.9 x 54.4 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1801 Woman and Snow Cock, with poems by Yomo no Utagaki and an Associate colour woodblock print 18.9 x 12.5 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1801-04 A Wayside Scene colour woodblock print 26 x 38.3 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1801-04 Evening Glow for Date no Yosaku and Seki no Koman, from the untitled series known as "Eight Views of Tragic Lovers" colour woodblock print 23.1 x 17.5 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1801-04 Imadogawa colour woodblock print 25.9 x 38.3 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1801-05 Beating cloth of The Six Jewel Rivers colour woodblock print 21.3 x 18.4 cm Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

1801-06 Panoramic Views along the Banks of Sumida River

1801-10 Ueno, from an untitled series of "Famous Places in Edo" colour woodblock print 18.9 x 36.8 cm

1801 The Storehouses of Loyalty



1801 Act 2, Cutting the Pine from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer colour woodblock print 22.8 x 17.4 cm


1801 Act 3 the Scene of the Quarrel from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer colour woodblock print 22.9 x 17.5 cm


1801c Act 4 the En'ya mansion at Ôgigayatsu from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer colour woodblock print 22.9 x 17.5 cm


1801 Act 6 Selling Herself from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer colour woodblock print 22.9 x 17.4 cm


1801c Act 7 The Teahouse from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer colour woodblock print 22.8 x 17.5 cm


1801 Act 8 the Journey Scene from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer colour woodblock print 22.8 x 17.5 cm


1801 Act 9 Yamashina from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer colour woodblock print 22.8 x 17.5 cm


1780 Act 11 The Night Attack in of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers  colour woodblock print  38 x 25.7 cm

1780 Act 11 The Night Attack of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers colour woodblock print 38 x 26 cm

1801 Act 11 the Night Attack from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer colour woodblock print 22.8 x 17.4 cm

1801 from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer colour woodblock print 22.7 x 17.5 cm


1802 A Wagonload of Comic Poems




1802 A Wagonload of Comic Poems from the Isuzu River, by Fifty Fashionable Poets colour woodblock print 20.4 x 15.1 cm

1802 A Wagonload of Comic Poems from the Isuzu River, by Fifty Fashionable Poets colour woodblock print 20.4 x 15.2 cm

1802 A Wagonload of Comic Poems from the Isuzu River, by Fifty Fashionable Poets colour woodblock print 20.5 x 15.3 cm

1802 A Wagonload of Comic Poems from the Isuzu River, by Fifty Fashionable Poets colour woodblock print 20.7 x 15.1 cm

1802 A Wagonload of Comic Poems from the Isuzu River, by Fifty Fashionable Poets colour woodblock print 20.8 x 15.1 cm

1802 A Wagonload of Comic Poems from the Isuzu River, by Fifty Fashionable Poets colour woodblock print 20.8 x 15.2 cm

1802 A Wagonload of Comic Poems from the Isuzu River, by Fifty Fashionable Poets colour woodblock print 20.8 x 15.3 cm

1802 A Wagonload of Comic Poems from the Isuzu River, by Fifty Fashionable Poets colour woodblock print 20.9 x 15.2 cm 2

1802 A Wagonload of Comic Poems from the Isuzu River, by Fifty Fashionable Poets colour woodblock print 20.9 x 15.2 cm

1802 A Wagonload of Comic Poems from the Isuzu River, by Fifty Fashionable Poets colour woodblock print 21 x 15.1 cm

1802 A Wagonload of Comic Poems from the Isuzu River, by Fifty Fashionable Poets colour woodblock print 21 x 15.1 cm

1802 A Wagonload of Comic Poems from the Isuzu River, by Fifty Fashionable Poets colour woodblock print 20.7 x 15.1 cm


1802 Birds of the Capital



1802c A Ferry on the Sumida River colour woodblock print 22.8 x 34.8 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1802c People on the Balcony of the Sazaido colour woodblock print 22.7 x 34.7 cm

1802c Women Struggling in the Wind colour woodblock print 22.8 x 34.8 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL
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1802 Monk Selling Ceremonial Tea Whisks ink and light colour on paper 48.9 x 35.5 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1802 The Metal Carver colour woodblock print 14 x 19.1 cm

1802 The Swordsmith colour woodblock print 13.7 x 18.7 cm

1802 The Weaving Factory colour woodblock print 13.7 x 18.7 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1803 Calligraphy colour woodblock print Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1803 Tea Ceremony, from the series Thirty-six Assorted Arts colour woodblock print 14 x 18.8 cm


1802-16 Eight Views of Edo


1802 Sakai-chô, from the series The Dutch Picture Lens; Eight Views of Edo colour woodblock print

1802 Shinobazu, from the series The Dutch Picture Lens; Eight Views of Edo colour woodblock print 8.6 x 11.4 cm

1802 Suruga-chô, from the series The Dutch Picture Lens; Eight Views of Edo  colour woodblock print 8.6 x 1.4 cm

1802c Nihonbashi, from the series The Dutch Picture Lens; Eight Views of Edo colour woodblock print 8.6 x 11.4 cm

1802c Takanawa, from the series Dutch-style Pictures; from the series Eight views of Edo colour woodblock print Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1804-16 Ryogoku Bridge, from the series Dutch-style Pictures; Eight Views of Edo colour woodblock print 8.3 x 11.2 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Eight Views of Edo in Style of Western Painting; Sakaicho colour woodblock print Edo Tokyo Museum

Kannon Temple, from the series Dutch-style Pictures; Eight Views of Edo colour woodblock print 8.3 x 11.2 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1802c Ehon Azuma Asobi



1802c Amusements of the Eastern Capital Ehon Azuma Asobi colour woodblock print 26.2 x 17.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1802c Doll Sale at the Jukken Shop, from Ehon Azuma Asobi, double page 36 a. 20.5 x 15.1 cm b. 19.8 x 15 cm

1802c Print and Bookstore; The Store of Tsutaya Jûzaburô, from the book Ehon Azuma Asobi colour woodblock print 20 x 15.1 cm

1802c Village of Imado, Tile Makers, from Ehon Azuma Asobi colour woodblock print 20 x 15.1 cm

1802c Wringing Out and Hanging Up Dyed Goods, from Ehon Azuma Asobi p. 38 Right colour woodblock print 19.6 x 14.8 cm



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