Katsushika Hokusai, "Three Whites, Fuji"
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The “three whites” represented in this composition include the heron perched on a snowy pine, the snow set against the sky, and the graceful shape of Mount Fuji. A wonderfully peaceful and simple composition deep with symbolism and understated elegance.
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: Single panel (approx. image approx. 5” x 8”)
Publisher: Eirakuya Toshiro
Condition: Very good impression; soiling, worm hole 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.