Hokusai Katsushika, Mount Fuji over a Bank, One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Title: Mt. Fuji over a Bank
Series: One Hundred Views of Mt Fuji, Volume 2
Size: (L) 15.6 x 22.3 cm (R) 15.6 x 22.3 cm
Condition: Binding holes, minor stain.
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.
Hokusai loved observing the life of common people and depicting them caught in their daily tasks. Here is a wonderful contrast between hard working country folk carrying their wares across a river and the peaceful Mount Fuji at the back, safeguarding them.
|Print Format||Double Page|
|Artist Name||Hokusai Katsushika|
|Title||Mt. Fuji over a Bank|
|Subject||Male & Female, Landscapes|
|Dimensions||(L) 15.6 x 22.3 cm (R) 15.6 x 22.3 cm|
|Condition Report||Binding holes, minor stain.|
|Series||One Hundred Views of Mt Fuji, Volume 2|