36 Views of Mt Fuji # 22 Viewing Sunset by Hokusai Black Outline
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Woodblock Prints Title: Viewing Sunset over Ryōgoku Bridge from the Onmaya Embankment (Onmayagashi yori Ryōgoku-bashi no sekiyō o miru), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)
1st Publication: January 1831
Size: Horizontal ōban; 24 x 36.5 cm (9 1/4 x 14 in.)
Date of this edition: January 1831
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudō)
Condition: Trimmed a little on the left and right side. Some mild soiling. A very old, very mild vertical centerfold, nearly invisible. Although the yellow is faded 50 %, the colors are still pretty good, as per the impression and overall condition.
Notes: Signed Saki no Hokusai Litsu Hitsu. The censor and publisher seal is faded, but still slightly visible on the bottom right side of the print.
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 HERE
Pictures: 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.
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