36 Views of Mount Fuji, Barrier Town on the Sumida River, Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese Print

$34.00

Description

Barrier Town on the Sumida River utilises much more muted and organic tones. Browns, reds and light blues tend to dominate the piece and it is interesting that much of the background remains devoid of any tones. It is also thought that this approach may have been a result of his strong religious beliefs; particularly later in life. As witnessed in many of his other works, a view of Mount Fuji is clearly visible in the background.

Not only does this symbolise Japan as a whole, but it is representative of his strong Buddhist beliefs. The fact that the three characters displayed within the painting seem to be travelling toward the base of the mountain could be interpreted as his own desire to become closer to his own sense of spirituality. While not as famous as his other works, Barrier Town on the Sumida River is certainly representative of the sheer talent of this prolific painter.

Hokusai created the "Thirty-Six Views" both as a response to a domestic travel boom and as part of a personal obsession with Mount Fuji. It was this series, specifically The Great Wave print and Fine Wind, Clear Morning, that secured Hokusai’s fame both in Japan and overseas. As historian Richard Lane concludes, "Indeed, if there is one work that made Hokusai's name, both in Japan and abroad, it must be this monumental print-series". While Hokusai's work prior to this series is certainly important, it was not until this series that he gained broad recognition.

All prints are made using archival art stocks and UV pigment inks to give up to 200 years life. Choose from unframed, framed and mounted and canvas panel options.


Frame Details

SIZING - FRAMED PRINTS:

The sizes refer to the overall size of print and mount (the mount or matte is approximately 2 inches wide).

8x10 inch - print area is approx. 4x6 inches
A4 - print area is A5
10x12 inch - print area is approx. 6x8 inches
12x16 inch - print area is approx 8x12 inches
16x20 inch - print area is approx 12x16 inches

The composite wooden frame is laquer coated and comes with non-reflective glazing and integral hangers on the rear

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Size Chart

SIZING - EUROPEAN A7 - A0:

A7 2-15/16 x 4-1/8 in 74 x 105 mm
A6 4-1/8 x 5-7/8 in 105 x 148 mm
A5 5-7/8 x 8-1/4 in 148 x 210 mm
A4 8-1/4 x 11-3/4 in 210 x 297 mm
A3 11-3/4 x 16-1/2 in 297 x 420 mm
A2 16-1/2 x 23-3/8 in 420 x 594 mm
A1 23-3/8 x 33-1/8 in 594 x 841 mm
A0 33-1/8 x 46-13/16 in 841 x 1188 mm

canvas panel cut away
rolled canvas print

Canvas Options

Most of our prints are also available as ready to hang canvas panels which can be hung without a frame.

We only use gallery quality cotton rich canvas and FSC certified wood from sustainable sources

We also have rolled canvas options with an additional white border on all edges to allow you to have the canvas stretched locally.

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