Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Katsushika Hokusai – part 12

One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji cover 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 12 of a 19 - part post on the works Katsushika Hokusai. For full biographical notes see part 1 and for earlier works see parts 1 - 11 also.



1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji

I have gathered this material from several sources in an effort to piece the whole series together. Where possible I have shown the double-page spreads followed by enlargements of individual pages to show more detail. Some are missing, but I think the majority are here.

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.7 x 15.8 cm.

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.7 x 15.8 cm

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.7 x 15.8 cm

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.7 x 14.2 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 14.8 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 14.2 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 14.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.7 x 15.8 cm

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.7 x 15.8 cm

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.7 x 15.8 cm

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 13.5 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.7 x 14.1 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.7 x 13.5 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print. C20th century colour version

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 13.5 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 14.2 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 12.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 14.7 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 13.5 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 13.5 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.7 x 15.8 cm

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 13.5 Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge,  MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.7 x 15.8 cm

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.7 x 15.8 cm

Fishing at Shimadagahana ink on paper 18.1 x 25.2 cm Huguette Berés Collection

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 Fuji in the Evening Sun at Shimadagahanat 22.8 x 14.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 Fuji in the Evening Sun at Shimadagahanat 22.8 x 14.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print. C20th century colour version

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 12.7 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 14.8 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 13.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 13.5 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print. C20th colour version

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 13.8 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 13.5 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 14.2 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 14.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 13.8 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 14.9 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 12.8 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji illustrated book. woodblock print 22.8 x 14.5 cm Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA


1834-35 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji continues in the next post.

1 comment:

  1. Wow... Ilustrations look incredible. I'm a bit speechless.

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