Sunday, 26 October 2014

Katsushika Hokusai – part 8

Cover of "Famous Moments in the Eastern Capital" 
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 8 of a 19 - part post on the works Katsushika Hokusai. For full biographical notes see part 1 and for earlier works see parts 1 - 7 also.


1818-30 Sketches:



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

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

1818-30 Banner Raising 
ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Bride and Her Escort: Street Musicians 
ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Crowded Street 
ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Evening of the Bon Festival 
ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Gift to an Actor
 ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Hawkers and Porters 
ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Lantern Vender and Strollers
 ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Men of Various Occupations
 ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

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

1818-30 Palanquin and Women Loiterers
 ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

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

1818-30 Portable Food-stall and Carts 
ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Religious Group Marching 
ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

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

1818-30 Setting up the New Year's Tree: Mendicant Dancers 
ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Spaghetti Vender and Street Crowd 
ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Stopping for a Night's Lodging 
ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Summer Evening Pastimes
 ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 The Festival Eve 
ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Visit to a Temple 
ink and colour sketch on paper 9.3 x 26 cm

1818-30 Worshippers 
ink and colour on paper sketch 9.3 x 

1821 Shell-Matching Game with Genroku Poets 
(Genroku Kasen Kai-awase): 


1821 Ashi Clam, from the series "Genroku Kasen Kai-awase" 
colour woodblock print 20.2 x 17.8 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1821 Brocade Shell from the series "A Matching Game with Genroku-period Poem Shells" 
colour woodblock print with metallic pigments 20.5 x 17.8 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1821 Chopping Rice Cakes, illustration for The Board-Roof Shell from the series "A Matching Game with Genroku-period Poem Shells" 
colour woodblock with metallic pigments 19.5 x 17.8 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1821 Court Ladies with Caged Pheasant-The Univalve Shell, from the series "Shell-Matching Game with Genroku Poets"
 colour woodblock print 20.1 x 17.7 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1821 Fresh Water Clams: The Toy Seller colour 
woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1821 Freshly-picked Flowers in a Traveller’s Hat, illustration for The Thousand-grasses Shell from the series "A Matching Game with Genroku-period Poem Shells" 
colour woodblock print with metallic pigments 20 x 17.9 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1821 Frogs in a Cage Before a Painted Screen, illustration for The Dry-Shallows Shell from the series "A Matching Game with Genroku-period Poem Shells" 
colour woodblock print with metallic pigments 19.9 x 17.9 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1821 Fuji Basin Scene-The Pure Red Shell, from the series "Shell-Matching Game with Genroku Poets" with poems by Kajuan Fukumaro and Shûchôdo Monoyama 
colour woodblock print 19.9 x 17.8 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1821 Hand Mirror and Hair Ornaments-The Colour Shell, from the series "Shell-Matching Game with Genroku Poets"
 colour woodblock print 20.8 x 18.1 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1821 Hanging Abalone Out to Dry, illustration for Abalone from the series "A Matching Game with Genroku-period Poem Shells" 
colour woodblock print with metallic pigments 19.7 x 17.7 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1821 Koto and New Year’s Offering, illustration for The Akoya Beach Shell from the series "A Matching Game with Genroku-period Poem Shells" 
colour woodblock print with metallic pigments 20.9 x 17.8 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1821 Making Bamboo Curtains-The Bamboo Blind Shell ( Sudaregai ), from the series "Shell-Matching Game with Genroku Poets" 
colour woodblock print 18.9 x 17.2 cm

1821 Plover Shell 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1821 Recycling Paper, illustration for The Fulling-block Shell from the series "A Matching Game with Genroku-period Poem Shells" 
colour woodblock print with metallic pigments 20 x 17.5 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1821 Scented Pillow, Pickled Eggplant Box and Takarabune Print-The Pillow Shell, from the series Shell-Matching Game with Genroku Poets 
colour woodblock print 20.6 x 18.4 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1821 The Ditch Shell: Children Playing 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1821 The Fishermen of Katase Hauling in Their Nets: The Purple Shell 
colour woodblock print with metallic pigments 18.2 x 17.2 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1821 The Plum-blossom Shell, from the series "The Poetry-Shell Matching Game of the Genroku Era" 
colour woodblock print 21 x 18.2 cm

1821 The Sparrow Shell: Treasure Box and Bird Cage 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1821 The Studio, illustration for The White Shell from the series "A Matching Game with Genroku-period Poem Shells"
 colour woodblock print with metallic pigments 20.2 x 17.7 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1821 The Toy Seller, illustration for The Fresh-water Clam from the series "A Matching Game with Genroku-period Poem Shells" 
colour woodblock print with metallic pigments 20.4 x 17.8 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1821 Tobacco Pouch with a Shell-Shaped Ornament, a Box of Sweets from Takasagoya, and a Pot of Plant - The Salt Shell with a poem by Toshigaki no Maharu 
colour woodblock print 20.4 x 18 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1821c Cherry Shell, from the series "Genroku Poetry Shell Games" 
colour woodblock print 19.7 x 17.5 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1821c Miyako Shell 
colour woodblock print 20 x 17.8 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1821c The Pine Tree Beneath the Waves 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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1821 Three Great Warriors of Shuhan looking at a handscroll, with a poem by Kûmanya Utagaki no Maeda 
colour woodblock print 21.3 x 18.4 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA


1822 A Selection of Horses:

1822 A Pipe Case with a Tobacco Pouch and a Box of Food, illustration for Farewell Gift for the Horse from the series "A Selection of Horses" 
colour woodblock print with metallic pigments 20.5 x 18.2 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1822 A Shrine Visit 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1822 Agate ( Horse Brain Stone ) 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1822 Bridle District 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1822 Dried Seahorses and a Box with Two Beetles 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1822 Fujiwara Clan: The Pearls of Tides and the Fujiwara 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1822 Goods from Arima 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1822 Hobby Horse 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1822 Horse Cover with Stirrup 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1822 Horse Pattern, from the series "Horses" 
colour woodblock print 21 x 18.7 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1822 Horse Shells: Horse Play 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1822 Horse Slippers 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1822 Horse Talisman 
colour woodblock print 20.6 x 17.8 cm 
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

1822 Inkstone in a Horseshoe Shape in honour of the Year of the Horse, from the series "A Selection of Horses" 
colour woodblock print 21.2 x 19 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1822 Leading-a-Horse Money 
colour woodblock print 20.6 x 17.8 cm 
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

1822 Musical Instruments/ Horse's Tail, from the series "A Selection of Horses, with poems by Shinsokutei Kashimasu, Shûchôdô Monoyana and Shinratei Banshô" 
colour woodblock print 20.6 x 18.2 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1822 Prawn and Other Offerings / Jinbasô, from the series "A Selection of Horses, with poems by Mamansai Managa, Shicchinsha Manpô and an Associate" 
colour woodblock print 20.6 x 18.4 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1822 Saddle, Wringer, Smoking Outfit and Plum Branch / The Cotton Spinning Horse, from the series "A Selection of Horses" 
colour woodblock print 20.6 x 17.8 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1822 Shôgi Chess Board, Chess Pieces and Spring Flowers in Blue-and-White Porcelain Pot/ Chess Pieces, from the series "A Selection of Horses, with poems by Shunshôtei Utsukushima and Shûchôdô Monoyana" 
colour woodblock print 21 x 18.6 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1822 The Horse Shrine 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1822 Toy Horse, Fan and Incense Burner- Keibakô, in the series "A Selection of Horses, with poems by Shôryûtei Motome, Seiseisha Fumigaki and Yomo no Utagaki no Magao" 
colour woodblock print 21 x 18.5 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1822 Votive Table with Flowers 
colour woodblock print 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1822c Wooden Horse 
colour woodblock print 21 x 18.4 cm 
Brooklyn Museum, New York

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