Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)
'Distant View of Mount Fuji from Shôhei Hill'
From the series 'Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji from Edo'
Nishiki-e (brocade print), fûkei-ga (landscape print)
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
Publisher: Murataya Jirobei
Censorship seal: Mura
Museum no. E.2267-1909
The series 'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji from Edo' is one of three masterful landscape series by Kuniyoshi dating from the Tempô era (1830-44). Despite the series title, only five prints seem to have been published. Kuniyoshi's landscape prints often include figures viewed from oblique angles and juxtaposed against the landscape. They also feature striking perspective techniques and abrupt changes of scale.
This print can be found in Japanese Print Room Box JP1.