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The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife (Female Diver and Octopuses), 1814

Woodblock Print
7 1/8 × 10 1/8 in
18.1 × 25.7 cm
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New York
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Ronin Gallery
New York
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Hokusai’s Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife is perhaps the most iconic work of shunga, or erotic …

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Hokusai’s Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife is perhaps the most iconic work of shunga, or erotic imagery, from the floating world. The ama, or female diver, arches her neck, pleasured by a pair of octopuses. The smaller of the pair attends to her mouth, while the larger nestles between her legs, his tentacles enveloping …

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Print
Condition
Good color and impression, good state, overall soiling and wear, small worm holes. backed( 2 pages of picture book)
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Series
Three vol. Shunga book Kinoe no Komatsu (Young Pines)
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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About the work
Exhibition history
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Ronin Gallery
New York
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Hokusai’s Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife is perhaps the most iconic work of shunga, or erotic …

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Hokusai’s Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife is perhaps the most iconic work of shunga, or erotic imagery, from the floating world. The ama, or female diver, arches her neck, pleasured by a pair of octopuses. The smaller of the pair attends to her mouth, while the larger nestles between her legs, his tentacles enveloping …

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Medium
Print
Condition
Good color and impression, good state, overall soiling and wear, small worm holes. backed( 2 pages of picture book)
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Series
Three vol. Shunga book Kinoe no Komatsu (Young Pines)
Katsushika Hokusai
Japanese, 1760–1849
Follow

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.

The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife (Female Diver and Octopuses), 1814

Woodblock Print
7 1/8 × 10 1/8 in
18.1 × 25.7 cm
Sold
location
New York
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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