Hokusai: Fukui Bridge, Echizen Province
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai
Title: Fukui Bridge, Echizen Province
Series: “Wondrous Views of Famous Bridges in All the Provinces” (shokoku meikyô kiran)
Date: ca. 1834
Marvelous people-centric view of the famous Fukui Bridge, which was constructed half of stone and half of wood. The two diamyô each built half of the bridge according to their means. Since one diamyô was wealthy and his neighbor was not, the building materials differ accordingly. Along the riverbank we see see what looks like boards for drying paper or cloth. Provenance: Ex Morse collection
Condition: Very good impression and condition. Excellent color. Some hinging remnants, verso, and minor crease in sky.
Dimensions: 262mm x 377mm
Literature: Calza, 2003, number V.47.3.
Signature: zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu