Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Whaling off the Goto Islands
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.
Whaling off the Goto Islands - Incredible Hokusai design of whaling off the Goto Islands of Japan during the Edo period. The whale surfaces amidst frothing white foam, with boats gathered along the shore ready to capture the creature. The small hut in the upper right was used for spotting whales offshore. A dramatic and unusual Hokusai print and a rare subject to find in reprint.
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.