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South Wind, Clear Sky, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

South Wind, Clear Sky, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

early 1830s
(Japanese, 1760–1849)
Sheet: 25.6 x 37.5 cm (10 1/16 x 14 3/4 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

During the printing process, the natural grain of the cherry wood printing block was imprinted onto the paper along with the red-colored dye.

Description

Mt. Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, appeared in most Japanese 19th-century travel literature. Maps sometimes showed its location with a Fuji-shaped icon and indicated where travelers could get the best view of it. Between 1829 and 1833, Hokusai created a print series depicting thirty-six views of the mountain, including this one, sometimes known as “Red Fuji.” The season in this scene is a time between late summer and early autumn, when the mountain takes on a reddish hue.
  • (Yamanaka & Co., New York, NY, sold to Edward L. Whittemore)
    ?-1930
    Edward L. Whittemore [1862-1930], Cleveland, OH, ?-1930, bequest to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1930-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1930-present
  • Howard Conley Hollis. "The Edward Loder Whittemore Collection of Japanese Prints." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 17, no. 4 (1930): 64-66. p. 64-66
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1978. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Reproduced: p. 388 archive.org
  • Gallery One 2012. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 12, 2012-March 5, 2017).
    Gallery One Rotation, November 5, 2012 - April 29, 2013.
    Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art; December 12, 2004- April 10, 2005. "Visions of Japan: Prints and Paintings from Cleveland Collections".
    Transformations in Japanese Printmaking. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 25-December 30, 1984).
    Visions of Landscape: East and West. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 17-March 21, 1982).
    Cleveland Museum of Art Education Department, 1980: Japanese Woodblock Prints: Themes and Techniques.
    Japanese Prints from the Museum Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 5-October 28, 1934).
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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1930.189