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Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, (1760–1849)
Ten Thousand Sketches by Hokusai: Ehon (book), volume XIII, 1875
Ink on Paper
9 in. x 6 1/4 in. (22.86 cm x 15.88 cm)

Object Type: Book
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of the Johnson Family Trust
Accession Number: 2003.6.96

A gift of 16 volumes - 15 volumes of the Manga and an additional copy of Volume X.

A red chop mark is on a loose sheet within the book. A very faded red chop mark is on the inside back cover.

Black, blue and orange ink woodblock prints on paper, bound as an ehon (book).

Object Description
Volume XIV from Hokusai's set of Manga, intended as primers for aspiring artists. In this series of 15 volumes, designed from around 1813 through his final years, Hokusai produced a veritable pictorial encyclopedia of Far Eastern life and legend. The series was originally intended as a set of copybooks for art students but soon made the artist's name known throughout Japan and, eventually, throughout the world. Volume XIV includes 56 illustrations with black, blue and orange inks. The images depict dragons, an ocean storm, a rural coastal landscape at night, a snowy mountain, peasants, a bridge, a cat and mouse, a squirrel, a fox, otters, a badger, goats, a boar, dogs, a mule, a peasant on a cow, a peasant on a horse, a man chased by dogs, a hunter, horses, and mice on rocks. Page 1 - 3 and 60 are text, page 4 is text with illustration. 60 pages. Black binding.

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