Hokusai, Katsushika – South Wind, Clear Sky – S1126

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Hokusai, Katsushika – South Wind, Clear Sky – S1126

$139.00

Hokusai’s “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” is justly celebrated as one of the world’s greatest series of images of various conditions and vantage points of a particular place, in this case, the mountain synonymous with Japan. This series created such a sensation that the publisher Eijudo expanded the original conception to eventually include forty-six prints in this series. Another version pulled from the same block includes a line of trees, dimly visible in the rain below the mountain, but this print more effectively implies the awesome moment of the summer storm by eliminating this explicit depiction of rain. This series is noted for its particular blue color, called “Berlin indigo” (bero-ai), a pigment newly introduced by Dutch merchants.Format is Oban yoko-e. This is a later edition print. Never framed. Printer smudges in lower margin. Tape residue in margins on verso.

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Additional information

Series

Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

Aka

Date of Creation

Publisher

Takamizawa

Medium

Condition

Excellent

Signature

Signed in image from block

Dimensions

14.9"x10" + margins

Reference

The Met 36490

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