Toyokuni II: Mt Fuji in evening snow
Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni II
Title: Mt Fuji in evening snow
Series: Eight Famous Views (meishô hakkei)
From the set of “Eight Famous Views” (meishô hakkei), we see the snow-covered top of Mt. Fuji soaring towards the sky. This depiction of Fuji-san is a complete departure from the conventions of Hokusai and Hiroshige. The distant view of the shrine shows a large complex with sacred buildings. Some pilgrims are entering the shrine. From Toyokuni II’s most celebrated series. Extremely rare. The Japanese title is “Fuji bosetsu”; Complete view of Shimosengen middle complex (Shimosengen zûsha chûgû zenzu).
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: horizontal ôban
Publisher: Iseya Rihei (next to the title of the series Iseri seal in a red square).
Seal: censor’s: kiwame (1804-40) on the margin; also publisher’s seal:Iseya
Signature: Toyokuni hitsu with Utagawa seal in red