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Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, (1760–1849)
Houseboat, Early 19th century
Ink on Paper
5 13/16 in. x 7 7/8 in. (147.64 mm x 200.03 mm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Frederick S. Bailey
Accession Number: 54.1.100

Mounted with 54.1.99.

On back on paper backing, in pencil: Bai IV 73.

Colored ink on paper; woodblock print.

Object Description
Fuji seen from Ushibori, Province of Hitachi, over a large junk moored against the bank in the foreground, rising above the water reeds into a deep blue sky shading off into white at the top. Printed almost entirely in blue, in various tints, this plate is one of the best in the series.
(Ref. Basil Stewart, "A Guide to Japanese Prints," p.110)

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