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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) UNDER THE MANNEN BRIDGE AT FUKAGAWA (FUKAGAWA MANNENBASHI SHITA) | EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY

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Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 GBP

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) UNDER THE MANNEN BRIDGE AT FUKAGAWA (FUKAGAWA MANNENBASHI SHITA) | EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) UNDER THE MANNEN BRIDGE AT FUKAGAWA (FUKAGAWA MANNENBASHI SHITA) | EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 GBP

Lot sold:

18,900

GBP

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)

EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY

UNDER THE MANNEN BRIDGE AT FUKAGAWA (FUKAGAWA MANNENBASHI SHITA) 


woodblock print, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjurokkei), signed Hokusai aratame Iitsu hitsu, published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo), no publisher's mark, blue outline, circa 1830–31

Horizontal oban:

25.3 x 37 cm, 10 x 14⅝ in.


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Good impression, generally good colour, vertical centrefold, light soiling, slight wormage, slight trimming, traces of mounting tape to verso


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Matthi Forrer, Hokusai (London, 2001), no. 15

Splendid and commanding in scale, the Mannen bridge at Fukagawa is the subject and focus of this print, its position at the centre of the composition dominating a busy scene so vibrantly rendered by Hokusai. Crowds of people huddle over the bridge handrails, on one side peering down at the boats below and at a fisherman sitting on a cluster of rocky outcrops, and on the other, looking over to Mount Fuji in the distance, its summit capped with snow. The bridge connects two areas of the district of Fukagawa separated by the Onaki River: the timber-framed houses of Fukagawa to the right-hand side of the bridge and those of Fukagawa Kiyomizu to the left. Beyond the bridge, the Onaki River encounters the Sumida River, behind which lies the entertainment and pleasure district of Nakasu.


For a similar print see The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, accession no. 21.6753