Sunday, 16 November 2014

Katsushika Hokusai – part 18

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 18 of a 19 - part post on the works Katsushika Hokusai. For full biographical notes see part 1 and for earlier works see parts 1 - 17 also.



n.d. Dressing Room for Musicians at a Theatre 
colour woodblock print 20 x 55.6 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

n.d. Ehon Chushingura 
ink on paper 21 x 15.4 cm

n.d. Ehon Chushingura 
ink on paper 21 x 15.4 cm


n.d. Eight Drinking Immortals (five found here):


n.d. Bride with Sake Cup- Sujin, 
from the series Eight Drinking Immortals, with poem by Yamabe no MIchitaka 
colour woodblock print 21.1 x 9.4 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Woman Asleep on Kotatsu- Zhizhang, 
from the series Eight Drinking Immortals, with poems by Kobuchitei Miomaru and Fûkintei Shôin 
colour woodblock print 21.5 x 9.6 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Woman Leading on a Small Wheeled Writing Table - Ruyang, from the series Eight Drinking Immortals, 
with poems by Ryokuchikutei Kisui and Inchûtei Iyakado 
colour woodblock print 21.4 x 9.3 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Woman Looking at Kite- Zongzhi, 
from the series Eight Drinking Immortals, with poem by Shôbaitei Yoshisuke 
colour woodblock print 21.4 x 9.5 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Woman Writing by Sake Barrel - Rihaku, 
from the series Eight Drinking Immortals 
colour woodblock print 21.3 x 9.5 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

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n.d. Enoshima 
colour woodblock print 25.4 x 37.5 cm

n.d. Evening bell at Mii Temple 
colour woodblock print 23.1 x 15.2 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

n.d. Fan and Dwarf Plum Tree in Blue-and-White Porcelain Pot, with poem by San'in Tsukiyumi 
colour woodblock print 19.4 x 13.7 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Festival Boats Under Bridge, with poems by Hakyûan Shôkaku and Heisokusai Juraku 
colour woodblock print 18.1 x 17 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Flowering Cherry Trees Along the Yoshino River 
colour woodblock print 19.1 x 26 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

n.d. Four Women Buying Combs from a Vendor, with announcement for a New Year's performance from Yoshimura Kokichi
 colour woodblock print 39 x 53.2 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Gathering Sea-Weed 
colour woodblock print 19.1 x 26.4 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

n.d. Gathering Shellfish on the Beach at Low Tide 
colour woodblock print 24.5 x 35.2 cm

n.d. Girl Holding Battledore and Shuttlecock and Kneeling Woman by Buckets- Yamakawa Dance, 
from the series Three Dances Up Close, with poems by Kahontei Nemaru and Naniwatei Soyokaze 
colour woodblock print 13.7 x 18.6 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Hokusai Manga

n.d. Hokusai Manga

n.d. Hokusai Manga ( Martial Arts )

n.d. Hokusai Manga ( Performances )

n.d. Hokusai Manga ( Wrestling )

n.d. Honcho furisode no hajime, Susanoo no mikoto yokai 
colour woodblock print 26.8 x 37 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

n.d. Jo and Uba, the Spirits of the Pine Trees of Takasago and Sumiyoshi 
colour woodblock print 24.5 x 35.7 cm

n.d. Kintaro and the Wild Animals 
colour woodblock print 37.2 x 24.8 cm 
Museum fur Ostasiatsche Kunst, Berlin

n.d. Lady in a Chariot 
woodblock print 38.1 x 26.4 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

n.d. Landscape 
colour woodblock print 20.5 x 18.4 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

n.d. Man on a Raft 
colour woodblock print 33.2 x 23.8 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

n.d. Man Sitting Cross-legged Having his Hair Done by Structure Woman 
ink on paper 20.4 x 15.6 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Man Smoking Pipe at Enoshimaya Teahouse 
colour woodblock print 12.7 x 9.9 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Man with Swords 
colour woodblock print 37.1 x 24.3 cm 
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

n.d. Warrior with Swords 
colour woodblock print 37.1 x 25.3 cm 
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

n.d. Man with Torch 
colour woodblock print 27.6 x 41.9 cm 
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

n.d. Mimeguri Shrine 
colour woodblock print 23 x 17.5 cm


 n.d. Mirroring Chinese Poems:


n.d. Mirroring Chinese Poems "Haku Rakuten" 
colour woodblock print 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Mirroring Chinese Poems "Rihaku" 
colour woodblock print 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Mirroring Chinese Poems "Sei Shonagon" 
colour woodblock print 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Mirroring Chinese Poems "Shonenko" 
colour woodblock print 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Mirroring Chinese Poems "Toba in Exile" 
colour woodblock print 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Mirroring Chinese Poems "Tokusakari" 
colour woodblock print 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Mirroring Chinese Poems "Toru daijin" 
colour woodblock print 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

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n.d. New Years Day Scene In The Yoshiwara 
colour woodblock print 19.5 x 12.6 cm

n.d. Okame Viewing Plum Blossoms, with poem by Katsuraro 
colour woodblock print 14 x 18.5 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Okuninushi no Mikoto, the White Hare of Inaba, and the Crocodiles 
colour woodblock print 20.7 x 18.5 cm

n.d. Party Charades of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune 
colour woodblock print 26 x 32.7 cm

n.d. Poet Tozando Bokuryo in Contemplation in his Studio 
colour woodblock print 12.8 x 16.9 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Portrait of a Woman in Large Circle with Landscape Below 
colour woodblock print 24.9 x 33.2 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

n.d. Procession of Foreign Officials Resting by River, with New Year's Greetings from Tokiwazu and Iwasawa Nagauta Troops 
colour woodblock print 39.2 x 53.2 cm 
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

n.d. Supreme Six Jewel Rivers:

n.d. The Chofu Jewel River in Musashi Province, from the series Supreme Six Jewel Rivers 
colour woodblock print 23 x 17.4 cm

n.d. The Chofu Jewel River, one of the Supreme Six Jewel Rivers 
colour woodblock print 19.6 x 53.6 cm

n.d. The Chofu Jewel River, one of the Supreme Six Jewel Rivers 
colour woodblock print 26.6 x 39.5 cm

n.d. The Jewel River of Bush-clover at Noji in Omi Province, from the series ( Fashionable ) Six Jewel Rivers 
colour woodblock print 13.7 x 18.5 cm

n.d. The Jewel River of Ide in Yamashiro Province, from the series Supreme Six Jewel Rivers 
colour woodblock print 23.1 x 17.3 cm

n.d. The Jewel River of Plovers in Mutsu Province, from the series ( Fashionable ) Six Jewel Rivers 
colour woodblock print 13.5 x 18.4 cm

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