HOKUSAI KATSUSHIKA, THE BEGINNING OF KAKEMONO n. 44

HOKUSAI KATSUSHIKA, THE BEGINNING OF KAKEMONO n. 44

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Kakemono no hottan

Series : One Hundred Views of Fuji, Fugaku Hyakkei.

Technique: nishikie, woodcuts in two shades of gray and one of pink.

Format: hanshinbon koban (about 183x123 mm).

Signatures : Zen Hokusai Iitsu aratame Gakyorojin Manji.

Artist's seal : Fuji no Yama.

Dates : 1834-1836.

Engravers: Egawa Tomekichi and Tsentaro.

Publishers: Nishimura Yuzo, Eirakuya Toshiro.

Beautiful proof with good contrasts, in a fourth edition published by Tohikedo in 1852 with the characteristic pink tone. Printed on Japan paper, in excellent condition, with clean edges all around beyond the marginal line.

Bibliography:

Calza GC Hokusai, the old fool for painting , Milan 1999-2000, London, 2003.

Calza GC Hokusai, the hundred views of Fuji , Milan, 1982.

Dickins FV Fugaku hiyaku-kei: one hundred view of Fuji by Hokusai , London, 1880.

Forrer M. Hokusai, prints and drawings , London, 1991.

Hillier J. The art of Hokusai in book illustration , London, 1980.

Lane R. Hokusai, life and works , Milan, 1991.

Salamon Villa T., The hundred views of Fuji, Turin, 1975.

Smith II H. Hokusai: one hundred view of Fuji by Hokusai, London, 1988.

The origin of kakemono (vertical unwinding scroll painting).

In a tavern a waiter has removed one of the paper windows, a guest is enchanted by the vision of the framing created between the Fuji and the elements around, above and below the vision.

The marvel is such that the traveler raises his face in ecstasy and opens his hands wide, similar to the ryu , the dragon of the Toryu no Fuji drawing, plate 36, which suddenly emerges from the thick clouds and finds itself in front of Fuji, remaining enchanted by it. claws open.