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Bunhen no Fuji (Fuji of Letters)
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    1760–1849
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Bunhen no Fuji (Fuji of Letters), 1834
  • Fugaku hyakkei (One Hundred views of Mt. Fuji), vol. II
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: Vertical half page 223 x 130 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 3/4 x 5 1/8 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: Full page 223 x 260 mm
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2209.d
Description

Print depicting a man seated in a landscape setting and turning his head to look toward the right side of the print. There is a diamond/floral pattern covering the earth behind him, and a large body of water in the background. There is a mountain which inclines in the background, toward the right side of the print. There is calligraphy in the top left corner of the print.