Sunday, 2 November 2014

Katsushika Hokusai – part 11

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 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 11 of a 19 - part post on the works Katsushika Hokusai. For full biographical notes see part 1 and for earlier works see parts 1 - 10 also.


1932-34c Large Flowers

1832c Orange Orchids - Blackberry Lily, from an untitled series of "Flowers" colour woodblock print 25.5 x 37.7 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1832c Poppies, from an untitled series of "Flowers" colour woodblock print 25.4 x 36.5 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1833-34 Bellflower and Dragonfly, from an untitled series known as "Large Flowers" colour woodblock print 26.6 x 39.4 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1833-34c Chrysanthemums and Bee, from an untitled series of "Large Flowers" colour woodblock print 26.5 x 38.8 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1833-34c Cotton Roses and Sparrow, from an untitled series of "Large Flowers" colour woodblock print 25.1 x 37.1 cm

1833-34c Hydrangea and Swallow, from an untitled series of "Large Flowers" colour woodblock print 26.1 x 38.5 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1833-34c Iris and Grasshopper, from an untitled series of "Large Flowers" colour woodblock print 26.6 x 39.3 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

The same print in a different colour-way:

1833-34c Irises and a Grasshopper colour woodblock print British Musem, London

1833-34c Lilies, from an untitled series of "Large Flowers" colour woodblock print 25 x 36.1 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1833-34c Morning Glories and Tree-frog, from an untitled series of "Large Flowers" colour woodblock print 26.4 x 37.2 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1833-34c Peonies and Butterfly, from an untitled series of "Large Flowers" colour woodblock print 225.4 x 37.7 cm

n.d. Sparrows and Wisteria colour woodblock print 25.9 x 37.6 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

n.d. Wagtail and Azalea colour woodblock print 25.9 x 37.3 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1832c Eight Views of Ryukyu Islands

1832c Bamboo Grove at Beison, from the series "Eight Views of the Ryûkyû Islands" colour woodblock print 25.8 x 37.3 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1832c Banana Garden at Chûtô from the series "Eight Views of the Ryûkyû Islands" colour woodblock print 24.4 x 36.6 cm

1832c Clear Autumn Weather at Chôkô, from the series "Eight Views of the Ryûkyû" Islands colour woodblock print 25.8 x 38.1 cm

1832c Evening Moon at Izumizaki from the series “Eight Views of Ryukyu Islands" colour woodblock print Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1832c Pines and Waves at the Dragon Cavern, from the series "Eight Views of the Ryûkyû Islands" colour woodblock print 26 x 37.8 cm

1832c Sunset Glow at Jungai from the series "Eight Views of the Ryûkyû Islands" colour woodblock print 24.2 x 36.3 cm

1832c The Sacred Fountain at Castle Peak from the series "Eight Views of the Ryukyu Islands" colour woodblock print 24.8 x 37.5 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1832c The Sound of the Lake at Rinkai, from the series "Eight Views of the Ryûkyû Islands" colour woodblock print 25.8 x 37 cm

1833-34c A True Mirror of Japanese and Chinese Peoms/Imagery of Poets

1830c Ariwara no Narihira, from the series "A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poems" colour woodblock print 50.3 x 21.3 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1830s A Peasant Crossing a Bridge, from the series "A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poems" colour woodblock print 50 x 23.2 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1833-34c The Minister Toru from the series "Mirrors of Japanese and Chinese Poems" colour woodblock print 50.6 x 22.7 cm

1833c Abe no Nakamaro, from the series "A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry", also called "Imagery of the Poets" colour woodblock print 52.2 x 22.5 cm

1833c Ariwara Narihira, from the series "A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry", also called "Imagery of the Poets" colour woodblock print 52.2 x 23.1 cm

1833c Bai Juyi, from the series "A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry", also called "Imagery of the Poets" colour woodblock print 50.6 x 22.8 cm

1833c Gathering Rushes, from the series "A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry", also called "Imagery of the Poets" colour woodblock print 52.3 x 23.2 cm

1833c Harumichi no Tsuraki, from the series "A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry", also called "Imagery of the Poets" colour woodblock print 50 x 23 cm

1833c Li Bai, from the series "A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry", also called "Imagery of the Poets" colour woodblock print 50.9 x 22.4 cm

1833c Sei Shônagon, from the series "A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry", also called "Imagery of the Poets" colour woodblock print 51.4 x 22.9 cm

1833c Traveller in Snow, from the series "A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry", also called "Imagery of the Poets" colour woodblock print 49.7 x 22.5 cm

1833c Young Man Setting Out , from the series "A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry", also called "Imagery of the Poets" colour woodblock print 51.5 x 23.5 cm

1833-34c One Thousand Pictures of the Ocean

1833-34c Fishing boats at Choshi in Shimosa from the series "One Thousand Pictures of the Ocean" colour woodblock print 25.8 x 18.9 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1833-34c Whaling off the Coast of the Goto Islands, from the series "One Thousand Pictures of the Ocean" colour woodblock print 19 x 25.7 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1833c Basket-fishing in the Kinu River, from the series "One Thousand Pictures of the Ocean" colour woodblock print 18.3 x 25.4 cm

1833c Fishing by Torchlight in Kai Province, from the series "One Thousand Pictures of the Ocean" colour woodblock print 18.5 x 25.2 cm

1833c Fishing with Handheld Nets, from the series "One Thousand Pictures of the Ocean" colour woodblock print 18.7 x 25.3 cm

1833c Fly-fishing, from the series "One Thousand Pictures of the Ocean" colour woodblock print 18.2 x 25.5 cm

1833c Line-fishing in the Miyato River, from the series "One Thousand Pictures of the Ocean" colour woodblock print 18.3 x 25.4 cm

1833c Noborito in Shimôsa Province, from the series "One Thousand Pictures of the Ocean" colour woodblock print 18.4 x 25.4 cm

1833c Ocean Wave from the series "One Thousand Pictures of the Ocean" colour woodblock print

1833c The Tone River in Shimôsa Province, from the series "One Thousand Pictures of the Ocean" colour woodblock print 19.4 x 27.7 cm

1833c Uraga in Sagami Province, from the series "One Thousand Pictures of the Ocean" colour woodblock print 18.3 x 25.3 cm
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after 1833 Man and Woman Admiring Mount Fuji from a Snowy Pavilion colour woodblock print Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

1833 Pheasant and Snake (medium?) Museum Guimet, Paris

1833-34c Crossing the Ice on Lake Suwa in Shinano Province  colour woodblock print 49.9 x 23 cm

1833c Carp in a Waterfall colour woodblock print 52 x 23 cm British Museum, London

1833c Two Cranes on Snowy Pine Tree colour woodblock print 50.8 x 23.2 cm

1833c Eight Views of Edo (four here):

These prints are on what were intended as packaging (folded) for confectionary. The first one shown here is intact, the others have been cut down.

1833 Descending Geese at the Sumida River from one of the Sweet-wrapper series "Eight Views of Edo" colour woodblock print 30.5 x 20.1 cm

1833c Autumn Moon at Shinobazu Pond, cut from one of the Sweet-wrapper series "Eight Views of Edo" colour woodblock print 11.3 x 15.7 cm

1833c Returning Sails at Goten-yama, cut from one of the Sweet-Wrapper series "Eight Views of Edo" colour woodblock print 11.3 x 15.9 cm

1833c Sunset Glow at Tsukudajima, cut from one of the sweet-wrapper series "Eight Views of Edo" colour woodblock print 11.3 x 15.5 cm

1834c Small Flowers

1834 Bullfinch and Weeping Cherry from an untitled series known as "Small Flowers" colour woodblock print 24.2 x 18.8 cm

1834 Hawfinch and Marvel-of-Peru from an untitled series known as "Small Flowers" colour woodblock print 25.7 x 18.5 cm

1834 Java Sparrow on Magnolia from an untitled series known as "Small Flowers" colour woodblock print 25.7 x 18.7 cm

1834 Warbler and Roses from an untitled series known as "Small Flowers" colour woodblock print 25.6 x 18.5 cm

1834c Cuckoo and Azaleas from an untitled series known as "Small Flowers" colour woodblock print 24.1 x 19 cm

1834c Kingfisher with Iris and Wild Pinks from an untitled series known as "Small Flowers" colour woodblock print 24.1 x 18.8 cm

1834c Peonies and Canary from an untitled series known as "Small Flowers" colour woodblock print 26 x 19.2 cm

1834c Shrike and Blessed Thistle from an untitled series known as "Small Flowers" colour woodblock print 22.5 x 18.8 cm

1834c Shrike and Bluebird with Begonia and Wild Strawberry from the untitled series known as "Small Flowers" colour woodblock print 25.5 x 15.4 cm

1834c Wisteria and Wagtail from an untitled series known as "Small Flowers" colour woodblock print 25.3 x 18.5 cm

1834 The Four Social Classes


1834 Farmers (Kô), from Vol. I of the book "Ehon Kôkyô" woodblock print 9.4 x 8.7 cmA

1834 Farmers (Nô), from Vol. I of the book "Ehon Kôkyô" woodblock print 9.3 x 9.1 cm

1834 Farmers (Shi), from Vol. I of the book "Ehon Kôkyô" woodblock print 9.4 x 8.8 cm

1834 Farmers (Shi), from Vol. I of the book "Ehon Kôkyô" woodblock print 9.4 x 8.8 cm
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1834-35 Fugaku Hyakkei woodblock print Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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