|Design:||Shōtei Hokuju (1763–1824)|
|Title:||View of Tsukudajima island|
|Series title:||The Eastern capital|
|Size:||26.0 x 38.7 cm (ōban)|
|Posthumous printing from newly cut woodblocks|
Originally published ca. 1820s by Nishimuraya Yohachi (firm name Eijudō). This edition from newly carved blocks was published by Watanabe.
Artist’s signature in left print area:
Series and print title in the upper right area of the print:
|都||to||capital||The Eastern capital|
|佃||tsukuda||cultivated rice field|
Hokuju was a pupil of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), and clearly fascinated with the use of shadows and perspective and of the depiction of cloud formations he saw in western art. However, he didn’t seem to be aware that the vanishing point of perspective lines should always be located on the horizon ...
Provenance: Fuji Arts