HOKUSAI KATSUSHIKA, Sodegaura, Sodegaura, No.13

HOKUSAI KATSUSHIKA, Sodegaura, Sodegaura, No.13

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Series : One Hundred Views of Fuji, Fugaku Hyakkei 

Technique: nishikie, woodcuts in two shades of gray.

Format: hanshinbon koban (about 183x123 mm) 

Signatures : Zen Hokusai Iitsu aratame Gakyorojin Manji

Artist's seal : Fuji no Yama

Dates : engraved between 1834 – 1836, impressed between 1850 and 1870

Engravers: Egawa Tomekichi and Tsentaro

Publisher: Katano Toshiro.

Splendid proof with good contrasts, in the third edition from the original woodcuts. 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.

A picturesque headland (probably Cape Koyurugi) near the small village of Koshigoe, seen from Shichirigahara, Seven Mile Beach.

Drawing that takes up the central part of the homonymous Soshu Shichirigahara panel from the Thirty-six Views of Fuji series.

Sodegaura is dedicated to the goddess Benten (Benzaiten), patron deity of all that is beautiful, the only female goddess among the Shichifukujin, the seven Shinto gods of fortune.