|Design:||Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)|
|Title:||A sudden gust of wind in Ejiri province|
|Series title:||Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji|
|Size:||22.2 x 37.6 cm (ōban)|
|Posthumous printing from newly cut woodblocks|
Originally published around 1831 by publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi, this printing is an early post-war period original edition from publisher Takamizawa.
Artist’s signature in top left print area:
|斎||sai||room||Drawn by Iitsu|
|為||i||change||(meaning ‘‘One year old again’’)|
|筆||hitsu||writing brush||as Hokusai|
Series and print title in cartouche in top left of the print:
|江||e||bay||A sudden gust of wind|
|尻||jiri||hips||in Ejiri province|
Red publisher stamp on verso of the print:
The subject of people caught up in a gust of wind is one of several recurring themes in Hokusai’s work. Earlier he treated this subject in his Manga volumes 7 and 12, for example, and later in volume 1 of his One hundred views of Mount Fuji series of prints.
Provenance: Seller kobijutuhirota on Buyee