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Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849
Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji: At Sea off Kazusa
(Fugaku sanju-rokkei: At Sea off Kazusa)

two junks with full sails fill the composition, in the far distance, the conical peak of Fuji is framed by the taut lines of the ship's rigging; signed zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu, published by Eijudo (Nishimura Yohachi), ca. 1830
oban yoko-e 9 5/8 by 14 3/8 in., 24.5 by 36.5 cm
Kazusa is located on the Boso Peninsula which encloses the protected waters of Edo (Tokyo) Bay to the west. Slightly later impressions replace the light green with yellow on the thatched coverings and cargo along the decks of the ships.
Gian Carlo Calza, Hokusai: Il vecchio pazzo per la pittura, 1999, p. 294, no. V.35.30
Gian Carlo Calza, Hokusai, 2003, p. 280, no. v.35.30
Jocelyn Bouquillard, Hokusai's Mount Fuji: The Complete Views in Color, 2007, pp. 78-79, no. 30
price: $ 14,000