Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)Woodblock Prints Title:
Tsukuda-jima [in Edo] in Musashi Province (Buyō Tsukuda-jima), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)1st Publication:
Horizontal ōban; 24 x 36.5 cm (9 7/16 x 14 3/8 in.)Date of this edition: 1830's Publisher:
Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudō)Condition:
A poorly repaired crack in the sky area (This crack repair could easily be improved to become nearly invisible), a couple of pin holes, else very fine. Excellent colors and impression, good to very good overall condition.Notes:
This is an important print from the 36 views of Mt Fuji series. There are two known stage of this print : The blue outline, where the title is written in blue, and the borders around the title are also blue, and the black outline, more colorful, with black ink on the title and border. This is the black outline.
A similar copy is referenced by the Museum of Fine Art HEREPictures:
Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.