冨嶽三十六景 相州箱根湖水 The Lake at Hakone in Sagami Province (Sōshū Hakone kosui), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo))
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
10 1/8 x 15 in. (25.7 x 38.1 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1914
Not on view
Unlike the soft coloration of the aizuri print, this image dazzles with its bright, clear tones and brilliant light effects. Hokusai makes use of the cloud form common to traditional Japanese prints, the suyari gasumi, as a framing device to draw attention to the mountain.
Signature: Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu
[ William S. and JohnT. Spaulding , Boston, until 1914; sold to MMA]
Nagoya City Museum. "Hokusai: The Great Master of Arts," October 26, 1991–November 24, 1991.
Tokyo National Museum. "Hokusai the Immortal," October 25, 2005–December 4, 2005.