Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849

Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji: Kajikazawa in Kai Province
(Fugaku sanju-rokkei: Koshu Kajikazawa)

a fisherman holds his lines while standing on a promontory of a rocky coastline with turbulent waves breaking beneath, a young helper sits behind him examining the contents of a basket; signed zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu, published by Eijudo (Nishimura-ya Yohachi), ca. 1831.

oban yoko-e 9 3/4 by 14 3/4 in., 24.9 by 37.5 cm

The triangular form of Mt. Fuji in the distance is mirrored in the grouping of the jutting rock, the fisherman, and his lines; a compositional structure typical of Hokusai in general and this series in particular.

References:
Richard Lane: Hokusai: Life and Work, 1989, p. 196, nos. 252 & 253
Matthi Forrer, Hokusai: Prints and Drawings, 1991, no. 16
Gian Carlo Calza, Hokusai: Il vecchio pazzo per la pittura, 1999, p. 280, no. V.35.15b
Gian Carlo Calza, Hokusai, 2003, p. 272, V.35.15B
Jocelyn Bouquillard, Hokusai's Mount Fuji: The Complete Views in Color, 2007, pp. 46-47, no. 15

Published:
Katherine Martin, Highlights of Japanese Printmaking: Part One, Scholten Japanese Art, New York, 2005, no. 28

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