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Giant Tree and Torii Gates

Painting
ca. 1808-1809 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is perhaps Japan's most famous artist. He is best known for his designs for prints and printed books, although later in life he seems to have focussed increasingly on paintings. This painting of a shrine gates seen beyond a tree is one of seven paintings by the artist mounted in an album.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleGiant Tree and Torii Gates (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Ink and colour on paper
Brief description
Page from an album with an image depicting a giant tree with Torii gates by Katsushika Hokusai, painted in ink and colour on paper, Japan, circa 1808-1809
Physical description
Page from an album depicting a giant tree and Torii Gates, painted in ink and colour on paper
Dimensions
  • Height: 264mm
  • Width: 382mm
Style
Credit line
Given by the Misses Alexander
Subjects depicted
Summary
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is perhaps Japan's most famous artist. He is best known for his designs for prints and printed books, although later in life he seems to have focussed increasingly on paintings. This painting of a shrine gates seen beyond a tree is one of seven paintings by the artist mounted in an album.
Associated objects
Collection
Accession number
E.1311-1916

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Record createdOctober 25, 2006
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