Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Net Fishing on the Tone River in Shimosa Province
Series; A Thousand Views of the Sea and Waterside
A Thousand Views of the Sea and Waterside - Hokusai's striking series "A Thousand Views of the Sea and Waterside" is considered one of the great landscape series from the later part of his career. Focusing on fishing and the movement of water, Hokusai's images beautifully capture mesmerizing scenes on the ocean, at the beaches, and along the rivers of Edo era Japan. Today collectors prize these beautiful old reprints from the "Sea and Waterside" as they are rarely seen in the market compared to Hokusai's more famous "Thirty-six Views of Fuji" series. If these wonderful views appeal to you, bid now!
Publisher - Adachi from a rare series of Edo masterwork designs. Adachi publisher seal in margin or on reverse.
Adachi was one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Their woodblocks were printed to the highest standards with excellent color and fine detail. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images.
Net Fishing on the Tone River in Shimosa Province - Great image of a lone fisherman struggling to pull in his large net on the Tone River. He places one foot against the side of the boat to brace himself as he tugs on the net, leaning back with all his weight. The rough surface of the water undulates, and marshy grasses line the shore at right. Nice handling of the transparency of the net.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 7" x 10 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice condition overall.