Hokusai Katsushika, Craftsmen Sealing a Boat, One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji

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JG051665-24
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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Title: Mt. Fuji with a Smoke
Series: One Hundred Views of Mt Fuji, Volume 3
Publisher: Toheki-do
Date: 1814-1878
Size: (L) 15.7 x 22.2 cm (R) 15.8 x 22.2 cm
Condition: Binding holes, light wear and soiling.

This print is from the series One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji, published between 1835 and 1880. Hokusai evidently had a deep connection to the mountain, which had become a place of worship and pilgrimage for ascetic Buddhists and Shinto sects alike. The series followed Hokusai’s successful colour prints of thirty-six views of Mount Fuji. Though in absence of colour, the one hundred views series displays Hokusai's unique composition, sometimes challenging the viewer to spot the playfully concealed peak of Mount Fuji.


The scene shows craftsmen working on a boat, sealing it underneath. Hokusai admired craftsmen and labourers through his constant inclusion of them in his art; here, Hokusai dignifies their work with Fuji overlooking them in the background.

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Print Format Double Page
Artist Name Hokusai Katsushika
Title Mt. Fuji with a Smoke
Subject Samurai & Male, Landscapes, Others
Dimensions (L) 15.7 x 22.2 cm (R) 15.8 x 22.2 cm
Condition Report Binding holes, light wear and soiling.
Series One Hundred Views of Mt Fuji, Volume 3