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Umezawa Hamlet-fields in Sagami Province - Katsushika Hokusai prints

Umezawa Hamlet-fields in Sagami Province

By Katsushika Hokusai

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Umezawa Hamlet-fields in Sagami Province - Katsushika Hokusai print

Katsushika Hokusai
1830

Contact Scholten Japanese Art about Umezawa Hamlet-fields in Sagami Province By Katsushika Hokusai

Date: 1830

Medium: woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e, woodblock

Edition size: n/a

Sheet size: 25 by 37 cm

Condition: excellent

Signature: signed

Price: poa

Description:

the juni-aizuri-e ('semi-all-blue print') with just a touch of pale pink in the clouds; signed Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu, published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo) ca. 1830-31

oban yoko-e 9 7/8 by 14 5/8 in., 25 by 37 cm

In his article, Hokusai and the Blue Revolution published in Hokusai And His Age, Henry Smith groups this design among the first ten aizuri-e released from the series. He further theorizes that this was part of a batch of five prints completed at the time of the New Year in 1831.

For comparison with two similar impressions in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, see www.mfa.org, acquisition numbers 21.5389 (ex. Gookin Collection and ex. Spaulding Collection) and 11.17622 (ex. Bigelow Collection).

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