Hokusai, Mt. Fuji in the snowstorm


This beautiful woodblock print is from the Japanese artist  Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).



Hokusai, Mt. Fuji in the snowstorm

Mt. Fuji in the Snowstorm is a beautiful woodblock print by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). The image is clean and sharp. The colours are bright. The paper is in excellent condition. The imprint of the woodblock can be seen on the reverse.

Dating when a Japanese print is difficult. A print will often show the date when a print was originally published but printing houses often continued to pull prints from the same blocks for many years after the original publishing date. The earlier the print the better the quality because woodblock prints will deteriorate as more prints are pulled. This is a lovely, high quality print.

Paper size: 24 x 33 cm,  Image size: 19.5 x 27 cm, excluding printer marks on the right hand side.

Click here to see some of our other fine art prints.

Some interesting videos:

Hokusai: The End of an Era, Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking with Keizaburo Matsuzaki  (Art Gallery of NSW, Australia)

Japanese Woodblock Printing with Paul Binnie (The Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, USA)

Katsushika Hokusai Showing a variety of his work.

Click here to read an article on Japanese woodblock prints, including a woodblock printing demonstration by Graham Scholes.

Further information:

Ukiyo-e the Japanese art of woodblock printing and painting.

Katsushika Hokusai, the Japanese Ukiyo-e artist, painter and printmaker.

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