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HOKUSAI

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  • Dochu gwafu, the Tokaido, in 2 vols.; medium size. 1836. New impression in 1881.
  • In the Kwacho gaden are very fine representations of animals, which are among his best work of the kind (illustrated in Perzynski, Nos. 37-42).
  • The Hundred Tales (see Perzynski, p. 84 seqq.; ill. ibid., Nos. 67-70).
  • The blocks of the Yehon Toshisen gogon zekku, 110 pictures, were not discovered until 1880 and were then printed at Tokio in 2 vols. (Gillot Catalogue).
  • The Hundred Views of Fuji: first ed. with falcon's feather on cover; vol. i., 1834; vol. ii., 1835; vol. iii., unknown in this edition. Printed in black and white. Second edition soon after, with overprint of a bluish tone. Reprint of 1880, much darker than first edition. Illustrated in Perzynski (Nos. 73-86; see ibid., p. 87 seqq.).

About twenty artists are specified as Hokusai's pupils. We mention here the following:—

(Hoku­) (ba) Teisai Hokuba worked during the first three decades of the nineteenth century, and therefore ranks along with Hokkei as the oldest of these pupils.[1] Fenollosa mentions a painting by him which he places about the year 1800. Of his illustrated works, the following are mentioned:—

  • Toshitsu yogen kwairoku, Lights and Shadows of the Night's Constellations, 28 vols., 8vo, black and white. 1809.
  • Denka chawa, 5 vols. 1829.

In his later years, from about 1830 onwards, he followed the style of Kunisada and of Hiroshige, and finally attached himself to Kuniyoshi. According to the Tokio Catalogue (p. 108) he did not adopt the name Teisai until about 1830. He produced good surimonos. Reproduction of a spirited composition in Strange, page 74.

(Hoku­) (kei) Uwoya Hokkei, Hokusai's best pupil, was born in 1780 and

  1. Anderson Cat., p. 367; Burty Cat., No. 671 ff.; Fenollosa Cat., No. 391; Strange, p. 73.

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