View of a Rain storm

View of a Rain storm

Object Title:

View of a Rain storm

Series Title:

Fine Views of Mount Tenpözan in Osaka

Date:

1834

Artist:

Gakutei Gogaku

Carver:

Unknown (Japanese Art)

Printer:

Unknown (Japanese Art)

Publisher:

Shioya Kisuke, Köbundö

Medium:

Color woodblock print Technique: Nishiki-e (Woodblock print with color blocks)

Credit Line:

Gift of James A. Michener, 1991 (22048)

Object Number:

22048

Other Title:

Kanji : 大阪天保山夕立の景 Series Kanji : 天保山勝景一覧

Description:

This print is a superb depiction of rough waves. Gogaku captures a very dramatic moment, with high, rolling waves and black clouds covering most of the sky, creating a dragon-shaped pattern. Although Gogaku was clearly capable of great landscape pictures, his only extant full-color landscapes are the prints from this series (a total of six designs). (from Hokusai & His Students exhibition 1/30/2007-)