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尾州不二見原 Bishu Fujimihara (Fuji Seen Through a Barrel)
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • 尾州不二見原 Bishu Fujimihara (Fuji Seen Through a Barrel), early 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • 富岳三十六景 Fugaku Sanjūrokkei (Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 250 x 375 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 13/16 x 14 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 250 x 375 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 13/16 x 14 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1028
Catalogue raisonné

A carpenter inside a large barrel, smoothing the surfaces. Tools to left. Rice fields in large valley. Mountain (identified as Mt. Fuji) seen as small peak through inside of barrel.