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Sketches

Painting
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Unsigned sketches of various subjects, mainly figural and all in the distinctive style of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), have been cut out and pasted onto this sheet. Such sketches were the basis for the detailed copyists’ drawings used to make the initial block in the production of ukiyo-e woodblock prints.

The overall effect is reminiscent of the printed sketch books and drawing manuals Hokusai produced over his career, in which he grouped drawings, often of the same subject matter, together on the page.


Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleSketches (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Sketches on paper that have been cut out and pasted onto one sheet
Brief description
Painting, Katsushika School, Japan
Styles
Credit line
Given by Mr B.W. Robinson
Subject depicted
Summary
Unsigned sketches of various subjects, mainly figural and all in the distinctive style of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), have been cut out and pasted onto this sheet. Such sketches were the basis for the detailed copyists’ drawings used to make the initial block in the production of ukiyo-e woodblock prints.

The overall effect is reminiscent of the printed sketch books and drawing manuals Hokusai produced over his career, in which he grouped drawings, often of the same subject matter, together on the page.
Collection
Accession number
E.469-1949

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Record createdNovember 10, 2006
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