The Appearance of Hoeizan

Katsushika Hokusai

 

The Appearance of Hoeizan, Part II. Series; One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji (Fugaku Hyakkei). Following the success of his masterwork "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji," Hokusai began this wonderful series of one hundred black and white prints in 1834. Devoted to the sacred Mt. Fuji, each image reflects the importance of Fuji in the everyday lives of the Japanese during the Edo era, and demonstrates Hokusai's incredible draftsmanship and compositional skill.

From land and sea, in summer and winter, viewed through an open window and in the reflection of the water, Fuji appears majestic, with an appealing sense of permanence. The series was released in three volumes, with a total of 102 designs, including both single panel and diptych subjects. This print is from an 1850 edition with the addition of a soft pink color, released the year after the artist's death. A beautiful Hokusai series.

 

Condition: Margins as shown, very good condition, not backed.

Date: 1850