Original woodblock print Diptyque Illustration- Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) - From "Hokusai gafu" 北斎画譜 (Album of Paintings by Hokusai) vol. 3 - Japan - 1849 (Kaei 2). Prints 36/37
Exceptional and rare wonderful original woodblock diptych illustration, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Publisher: Eirakuya Tōshirō 永楽屋東四郎 Izumiya Ichibē 和泉屋市兵衛
Reference: British Museum Jacob
Very reasonable condition, even decent. Some signs of age, small stains.
Very well preserved. See photos.
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Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎?), was a painter, illustrator and engraver specialising in ukiyo-e, as well as the author of popular Japanese works mostly known under the name of Hokusai (北斎?) or his nickname "The Old Man Mad About Art".
He was born on the first day of the sexagesimal cycle of the ninth month of the year of the metal-elder-dragon of the Hōreki era - probably in October 1760 in Edo (modern Tokyo) - and died on the morning of the eighteenth day of the fourth month of the Kaei era, year II - i.e., in April or May 1849 in the same town.
His work influenced many European artists, in particular Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley, and more widely the artistic movement called Japanism. He sometimes signed his works, from 1800, with the phrase Gakyōjin, ‘The Old Man Mad About Art’. In 1814 he published his Manga containing a collection of sketches and drawings. The Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (1831–1833) actually containing 46 prints and the Great Wave of Kanagawa (1831) are his most famous works. The cover of the score of La Mer (1905) by Claude Debussy reproduces in particular The Wave by Hokusai. The Japanese painter left a legacy of over 30,000 drawings.
- Xilografia originale
- 1849 (Kaei 2)
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
- "Hokusai gafu" 北 斎 画譜
- Titolo dell'opera
- From "Hokusai gafu" 北斎画譜 (Album of Paintings by Hokusai) vol 3
- In ottime condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 26×19×0 cm