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Hokusai
Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849
Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji: Fuji from Goten-yama, at Shinagawa on the Tokaido [Edo]
(Fugaku sanju-rokkei: Tokaido Shinagawa Goten-yama no Fuji)

view of rolling hills at Gotenyama revelers enjoying the blossoming cherry trees; signed zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu, published by Eijudo (Nishimura Yohachi), ca. 1832
oban yoko-e 7/8 by 14 5/8 in., 25.1 by 37.2 cm
During the Kambun era (1661-1673) cherry saplings were transplanted from the famed Mt. Yoshino in the Yamato province to Gotenyama in Edo, thus providing the edokko (the sophisticated residents of Edo) with their own locale for springtime cherry blossom viewing.
References:
J. Hillier, Hokusai: Paintings, Drawings and Woodcuts, 1955, no. 63
Seiji Nagata, Hokusai: Genius of the Japanese Ukiyo-e, 1995, p. 45, no. 43
Gian Carlo Calza, Hokusai: Il vecchio pazzo per la pittura, 1999, p. 298, no. V.35.39
Gian Carlo Calza, Hokusai, 2003, p. 284, no. V.35.39
Jocelyn Bouquillard, Hokusai's Mount Fuji: The Complete Views in Color, 2007, pp. 100-101, no. 39
price: $ 13,000