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Day and Night: Young Man and Married Woman Kissing (with enhancing supplement nearby), ca. 1812

Woodblock Print
10 × 15 in
25.4 × 38.1 cm
$5,200
location
New York
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Katsushika Hokusai
Japanese, 1760–1849
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Adhering to a common Japanese practice with extreme frequency, Katsushika Hokusai transitioned between upwards of 30 pseudonyms throughout his career, each correlating to a different period or style. Despite the many changes, his surname prevails—Hokusai—which unites the surplus of monikers into a single legacy for the artist, printmaker, and ukiyo-e painter. In his early work, Hokusai depicted the traditional subject matter of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, Kabuki actors; however, he monumentally revolutionized the medium by shifting his focus to landscapes and images of daily life in Japan. Hokusai is best-known for his woodblock series, “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” (1831), which mastered the landscape while exploring the relationship between man and environment, and contained the The Great Wave off Kanagawa, which remains one of the most universally recognized icons of Japanese art.

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Most shunga were unsigned, therefore the artist is attributed
Price ranges of small prints by Katsushika Hokusai
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$4,800–$5,600
This work
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Katsushika Hokusai
Japanese, 1760–1849
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Adhering to a common Japanese practice with extreme frequency, Katsushika Hokusai transitioned between upwards of 30 pseudonyms throughout his career, each correlating to a different period or style. Despite the many changes, his surname prevails—Hokusai—which unites the surplus of monikers into a single legacy for the artist, printmaker, and ukiyo-e painter. In his early work, Hokusai depicted the traditional subject matter of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, Kabuki actors; however, he monumentally revolutionized the medium by shifting his focus to landscapes and images of daily life in Japan. Hokusai is best-known for his woodblock series, “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” (1831), which mastered the landscape while exploring the relationship between man and environment, and contained the The Great Wave off Kanagawa, which remains one of the most universally recognized icons of Japanese art.

Day and Night: Young Man and Married Woman Kissing (with enhancing supplement nearby), ca. 1812

Woodblock Print
10 × 15 in
25.4 × 38.1 cm
$5,200
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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