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Tōryū no Fuji (Fuji and the Ascending Dragon)
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    1760–1849
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Tōryū no Fuji (Fuji and the Ascending Dragon), 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 7/8 x 10 1/16 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: Full page 223 x 260 mm
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2209.n
Description

Print depicting a dragon and clouds. There is the head and claws of a dragon in the bottom of the print. The dragon's head is seen from above, and its claws are visible through thick clouds. There are swirls around the edges of the clouds, in the bottom and middle of the print. There is calligraphy in the top left corner of the print.