Woodblock print (reprint), Published by Adachi - Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) - 'Poem by Bun'ya no Tomoyasu' - From the series "One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse" - Heisei period (1989-2019)
The "100 Poems Explained by the Nurse" is voluminous set which Hokusai tried in the last part of his life.
Twenty-eight of the set were published, and block copies for forty unpublished prints are reported. They are classifiable into two groups: one illustrating the purports of the poems in the modes of the ages in which the respective poems were composed, or illustrating anecdotes associated with the poems or tales reminded of by them ; and the other in which the subjects of the poems are analogized into those connected with contemporary life of Edo citizens. The latter are by far more numerous. Both groups lack that inner strength which characterizes the artist's past work, but their cleverly designed compositions and fresh colors reflect his efforts youthful vigor.
Publisher: Adachihanga Research Institute
Signature: Saki no Hokusai Manji
- Published by Adachi, Woodblock print (reprint)
- Heisei period (1989-2019)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
- Title of artwork
- 'Poem by Bun'ya no Tomoyasu' - From the series "One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse"
- Very good condition, see description
- 260×382×0 mm