Katsushika Hokusai

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Katsushika Hokusai - Two Heads With Reed

Katsushika Hokusai - Two Heads With Reed

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Lot number: 249
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Description: KATSUSHIKA, HOKUSAI 1760 - 1849 Two Heads with Reed. Edo period. 1847. Paint on silk. 32,8 x 54,3 cm. In his last years Hokusai tried to pass all his knowledge and skills to the next generation. In this period several masterful paintings emerged, which were mainly concerned with religious topics as Hokusai felt his time had come. In this painting he copes with death in a morbid way by showing the freshly cut off heads of two criminals, with bloodlined eyes and ears in a realistic manner. Both are attached to reed by a rope and lying on the ground. In his work "Ehon saishikitsu" (About the use of paint) from 1848 Hokusai explains to his students the structure of paint by means of the feathers of a falcon (vol. 1, p. 6). Here he begins with the brightest colour and gradually gets darker. Thereby five to ten different shades are being used in order to realise the compley depths of the feather, or as here the hair. Also in the structure of the reed with dark blue and bright emphasis in white lead or the flowing colour gradient from deep green to bright yellow of the already decaying leaves Hokusai demonstrates his mastership, which was perfected in old age. Sign.: Hachijûhachi rôjin manji hitsu (Painted by 88 year old Manji). Seal: Momo (Hundred). Condition B. Provenance: -Private collection Southern Germany. Assesment: -Matthi Forrer, Leyden, October 2014 (enclosed). Literature: -Goncourt, Edmond de: Hokousaï. L'art japonais au XVIIIe siècle. Paris 1896. He mentions this painting from a not specifically named collection on p. 279. -Forrer, Matthi: Hokusai. Siebold & Hokusai and his Tradition. Tôkyô 2007. Cp. p. 265, ill. 208, cut-off head of a woman, in the Tekisuikan Cultural Collection in Kashiwa, Japan. One further, similar painting by Hokusai from 1842 is known, as well as from his student Hokuyou, formerly in the Honma Collection.
Katsushika Hokusai - Untitled

Katsushika Hokusai - Untitled

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Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) Oban yoko-e. From the series, ‘Fugaku sanjurokkei’’’’ (‘36 views of Mount Fuji’’’’). Title of leaf, ‘Buyo, Tsukudajima’’’’ (‘The Island Tsukuda in the province of Musashi’’’’). View of the island and the mouth of the Sumida River at dusk. In the background, Mount Fuji with snow. Signed: Zen Hokusai litsu hitsu. Without publishing details, without censorship. The series was published circa 1831 by Nishimuraya Yohachi. Black contour lines. Good impression, colours slightly faded, slightly soiled, four corners replaced, lined. (BA) Provenance: From an Austrian private collection
Katsushika Hokusai - The Gods Of Myriad Conjugal Delights

Katsushika Hokusai - The Gods Of Myriad Conjugal Delights

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SHUNGA -- Manpuki Wagogin [.] N.p.: 1821 [but late 19th-century, Meiji period]. Octavo (251 x 175mm). 12 double-page and 2 single-page colour-printed woodblock illustrations in the manner of KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849), the two single-page plates with imitation mica-printed grounds, the first depicting anthropomorphic genitalia representing manifestations of the gods of conjugality [wagojin], the second and last plate illustrating a wide range of sex paraphernalia, which are illustrated throughout the story in the preceding double-page plates. (Pl. 2 with short tear at gutter and small crude, ineffective repair to verso with associated slight loss, pl. 4 detached at extreme left-hand edge just into image as well as with short tear at gutter without loss and staining to upper portion of image, pl. 9 with large split at gutter with associated small loss.) Original decorative light-blue cloth-covered boards, blank paper title slip to upper cover, decorative gilt-speckled endpapers (lower cover detached, joint to upper cover splitting). Contained in a metal box with small locked padlock through closure loop (clasp lacking and box resoldered in clasp's former position). ONE OF HOKUSAI'S MAJOR WORKS, here in a late 19th-century reworking, with the illustrations re-composed and sometimes compressed. 'The work is unusual in that, rather than consisting of the usual series of unconnected erotic scenes more typical of the illustrated erotic books of the period, Manpuku wagojin narrates a coherrent story with text and illustration of equal strength' (Carpenter, p.271). However, in this edition, the background text has been entirely removed and replaced with various landscapes, and omits the final print of Otsubi and Osane, the two protagonists. BM Shunga 84 (first edition).
Katsushika Hokusai - Couple Making Love

Katsushika Hokusai - Couple Making Love

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Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Isoda Koryusai (1735-1790), Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815), Katsukawa Shuncho (fl. circa 1780s-1790s), Kitagawa School and others Late 18th to early 19th century An album with 12 oban yoko-e shunga prints, mounted onto paper, each depicting a couple making love: three by Hokusai from the album Ehon tsui no hinagata (Patterns of Loving Couples); two by Koryusai, one from the series Enshoku hoya ho (Sensual Colours: A Phoenix Released in a Field), and one from an untitled series; two by Kiyonaga from the series Shikido juniban (Twelve Scenes of the Art of Eros); one by Shuncho from the series Koshoku zue juniko (Erotic Illustrations for the Twelve Months); one attributed to the Katsukawa School; two attributed to the Kitagawa School; one attributed to Kikukawa Eizan; each unsigned . The smallest 22.8cm x 35.6cm (9in x 14in), the largest 25.6cm x 38.1cm (10 1/8in x 15in), the album cover 47.8cm x 36cm x 2.7cm (18 7/8in x 14 1/8in x 1 1/8in). Footnotes Provenance: a European private collection.
Katsushika Hokusai - Fugaku Sanjurokkei

Katsushika Hokusai - Fugaku Sanjurokkei

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Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) One woodblock print Oban yoko-e ; from the series Fugaku sanjurokkei (Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji), entitled Soshu Shichiri-ga-hama (Seven-Mile Beach in Sagami Province), signed zen Hokusai iitsu hitsu , circa 1830-31, published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo) - good impression with blue outline, lacking censor and publisher seals, slightly trimmed, some toning, minor foxing, corner restoration, tape to top reverse margin 10 x 14 3/4in (25.5 x 37.9cm) For another impression, together with extensive discussion of this print, please consult the Honolulu Museum of Art, item number 21966 (http://honolulumuseum.org/art/9095).
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