|Artist||after Katsushika Hokusai [Katsushika Taito] (1760-1849)|
|Dimensions||Kaku-Surimono [~7 x 8.5]|
Signature: Hokusai aratamete Iitsu hitsu
Refrence: Keyes, Roger. The Art of Surimono: Privately publised Japanese woodblock prints and books in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. Sotheby, London, 1985. No.102.
A group C copy of an earlier Hokusai surimono. At the end of the 19th century, realizing their aesthetic value, a number of publishers decided to re-carve a selection of Edo period surimono designs. Printed in editions of 50 or 100, they were sold principally to Western tourists in Japan.
Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – May 10, 1849) is the most famous ukiyo-e printmaker and is considered the prime consolidator of Western and Japanese styles. Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount: Fuji Fugaku Sanjūroku-kei which includes the internationally recognised print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
Condition: Trimmed. Small tear to top margin.