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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) YOSHIDA ON THE TOKAIDO (TOKAIDO YOSHIDA) | EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY

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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) YOSHIDA ON THE TOKAIDO (TOKAIDO YOSHIDA) | EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) YOSHIDA ON THE TOKAIDO (TOKAIDO YOSHIDA) | EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)

EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY

YOSHIDA ON THE TOKAIDO (TOKAIDO YOSHIDA)


woodblock print, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjurokkei), signed saki no Hokusai litsu hitsu, published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo), circa 1830–33

Horizontal oban:

26 x 38.2 cm, 10¼ x 15⅛ in.


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Good impression and good colour, some slight fading in places, some soiling to to right-hand edge, a few small wormholes restored, paper slightly thinned


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Matthi Forrer, Hokusai (London, 2010), no. 23

Timothy Clark, 100 Views of Mount Fuji (London, 2001), no. 113 

Two women, clad in elegant fur-trimmed robes, recline on a bench overlooking Mount Fuji in the distance. One of the women, her face turned away from the viewer, appears to be gazing towards the view, while her companion looks towards a third woman. The latter is a waitress and the location is a tea-house, its name revealed by the text written on the lantern hanging from the ceiling, which reads “the tea-house with a view of Mount Fuji” (Fujimi chaya), in Yoshida, a station on the Tokaido road which connected Edo with Kyoto. The other guests include two exhausted travellers slumped and resting against their bags, their hats decorated with the emblem of the print’s publisher, Nishimuraya, and the character Ei, a reference to publishing house, Eijudo. Two palanquin bearers, presumably employed by the female guests, whose demeanours expose the hardship of their labours, are also present. In this teahouse, people from all walks of life cross paths to share the same reward: to take respite and find peace under the auspicious shade of Mount Fuji.


For a similar impression in the collection of the British Museum, see accession no. 1937,0710,0.152