Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849
A Journey to the Waterfalls in All the Provinces: Amida Waterfall on the Kisokaido Road
(Shokoku Taki Meguri: Kisoji no oku Amidagataki)
two men enjoy a picnic on a cliff jutting out over the Amida falls, so named for the shape of the hallow from which the falls emerges is thought to resemble the round eye of Amida Buddha; signed zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu, with censor's seal kiwame, publisher's seal Eijudo (Nishimuraya Yohachi), ca. 1832
oban tate-e 14 1/2 by 9 3/8 in., 36.9 by 23.9 cm
Collected and cherished, Japanese Art in Dutch Private Collections 1600-1900, Society for Japanese Art, Westfries Museum in Hoorn, The Netherlands, September 2nd - October 22nd 2000.
J. Hillier, Hokusai: Paintings, Drawings and Woodcuts, 1955, color plate XI (similar palette)
Richard Lane, Hokusai: Life and Work, 1989, p. 204
Matthi Forrer, Hokusai: Prints and Drawings, 1991, no. 42
Gian Carlo Calza, Hokusai: Il vecchio pazzo per la pittura, 1999, p. 82, no. 4a & p. 343, no. V.48.3
Giani Carlo Calza, Hokusai, 2003, p. 329, V.48.3
Ann Yonemura, Hokusai, 2006, no. 123
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