Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Line-fishing on the Miyato River
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.
Line-fishing on the Miyato River - Wonderful scene of fishermen on the Miyato River. In the boat in the foreground, one man tends the oar while his companions are busy around a wooden tub. At far right, a fisherman with a rod sits on the embankment. In boats further out on the water, two men dip nets into the river. A willow tree frames the view. Nicely colored and detailed.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 7 1/8" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.