Hokusai’s Waterfall Prints - Hokusai's waterfall series was a set of eight oban prints published by the same publisher of his "Thirty-six views of Fuji" series, Eijudo. The human figures are always dwarfed by the fantastic scale of the waterfalls. Hokusai expanded on one of his favorite themes with the waterfall series - a contrasting of the mass and majesty of nature with the small, fragile human form. This theme was often a theme for the "Thirty-six views of Fuji" series. However, in the waterfall series, as opposed to the still and immobile Fuji, the waterfalls crash and roar, crawling over rocks and falling through the air, Hokusai perfectly captures the experience of a large waterfall for the viewer. The designs for the waterfall series are, without question, Hokusai masterworks. Reprints of this incredible series are quite rare, so don't miss this opportunity to bid now!
Roben Waterfall at Oyama in Sagami Province - Fantastic reprint of one of the incredibly rare Hokusai waterfall prints from his beautiful series of eight waterfalls. The long, narrow stream of the Roben waterfall falls to a gently wavy bathing pool where locals cool themselves and bathe in the shallow water. To the right of the water is a small teahouse and bathhouse where visitors get a dry towel and rest with a cup of tea. A terrific image.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 14 7/8" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.