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冨嶽三十六景 武陽佃島
Tsukudajima in Musashi Province (Buyō Tsukudajima), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)

Artist:
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1830–32
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Oban 10 1/8 x 15 in. (25.7 x 38.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Henry L. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939
Accession Number:
JP2990
Not on view
In the foreground a large boat laden with cotton bales moves toward the tiny island of Tsukuda. The boat's shape repeats that of Fuji, creating the rhyming of form so common to Hokusai's style. Other, smaller boats fill the water, giving viewers a sense of the daily life surrounding Tsukuda.
Signature: Zen Hokusai Iitsu fude
Henry L. Phillips , Hyannisport, MA (until d. 1939; bequeathed to MMA).
Nagoya City Museum. "Hokusai: The Great Master of Arts," October 26, 1991–November 24, 1991.

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