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Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
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Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

Fugaku hyakkei (One hundred views of Mount Fuji), 1834-35; ca. 1849 (vol. 3)

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Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Fugaku hyakkei (One hundred views of Mount Fuji), 1834-35; ca. 1849 (vol. 3)
Woodblock-printed illustrated book; ink on paper; 3 volumes; vols. 1 and 2 pink embossed paper covers with printed falcon-feather title slips; vol. 3 orange red paper cover with printed title slip now blue; block cutters Egawa Tomekichi (vols. 1, 2) and Egawa Sentaro (vol. 3); published in Nagoya by Eirakuya Toshiro (Tohekido) and in Edo by Kadomaruya Jinsuke, Nishimuraya Yuzo and Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo) and others, vols. 1, 2; published in Nagoya by Eirakuya Toshiro (Tohekido) and others, vol. 3; artist’s signature Hokusai Iitsu aratame gakyo rojin Manji hitsu (drawn by the former Hokusai Iitsu changing his name to Manji, the old man crazy about drawing at 75 [vol. 1] and 76 [vol. 2]); preface by Ryutei Tanehiko (1783-1842)
fukurotojibon (pouch binding); hanshibon
8 7/8 x 6 1/8 in. (22.5 x 15.6 cm.)

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Among the many publications in English that address One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji, Hokusai’s masterpiece of book illustration, see the following for cataloguing, images and commentary: Henry Smith, Hokusai: One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji (New York: Braziller, 1988); Roger S. Keyes, Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan (The New York Public Library in association with The University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, 2006), cat. no. 54 (notes on page 286 give complete cataloguing and edition details); British Museum curatorial comments to accession number 1979,0305,0.454.1, accessible online; Timothy Clark, ed., Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave (The British Museum; Thames and Hudson, 2017); and Timothy Clark “One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji” PDF accessible online.

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