Katsushika Hokusai, "Fuji and Ascending Dragon"
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The dragon’s ascendence to the heights of Mount Fuji brings forth waves depicted as curls and is a metaphor for “worldly success.” Wondrously designed and a powerful composition makes this print a standout from the series.
Hokusai’s seminal work “100 Views of Mount Fuji” (Fugaku hyakkei) was originally published as a three volume ehon (picture book) starting in 1834 and into the 1840s. Devoid of any meaningful color, the 102 designs contained in the monochrome woodblock printed books are considered by many to be his masterpiece. Rare and highly coveted, Tokaido Arts is pleased to offer a small selection of pages excavated from disassembled volumes from the second edition.
All prints are sent matted 14” x 18”, with or without frame
Series: 100 Views of Fuji
Date: c. 1860s
Size: Two-panels panel (each image approx. 5” x 8”)
Publisher: Eirakuya Toshiro
Condition: Very good impression; soiling, wormhole in margin
Shown in 14” X 18” x 1/4” Modern Metal, Grey Frame
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is an icon in the world of Japanese art, design, and woodblock prints. So much has been written about his life as an artist, and his art, making his woodblock prints some of the most treasured in the world.