Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)Woodblock Prints Title:
Sazai Hall of the Temple of the Five Hundred Arhats (Gohyaku Rakan-ji Sazaid˘), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjűrokkei)1st Publication:
Horizontal ˘ban; 9-1/2" x 14-3/4" (25 x 37.2 cm)Date of this edition: 1831 Publisher:
Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijud˘)Condition:
Backed on a thin edo era paper. Multiple repaired wormholes, and a repaired crack by the bottom of the print. Partial yellow color fading. Fair to Poor 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 print is exposed a the SF Museum visible 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.