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 recognised 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
( see individual panels below)

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 
The 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 
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

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

1816-20c View of Saruhashi ( Monkey Bridge ) 
colour woodblock print 36 x 24.4 cm 
The 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

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

1820-33 Mystical Bird 
colour woodblock print 21.7 x 17.9 cm 
The 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

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