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British Museum | Hokusai’s late works: the block-ready drawings

November 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us as we take a closer look at the rare drawings by Katsushika Hokusai in the collection, with Honorary Research Fellow Tim Clark and a team of experts.
Sarah Thompson from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, John Carpenter from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Frank Feltens from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art will each draw on their knowledge of Hokusai and briefly introduce related drawings by the artist in the collections they curate.
Tim Clark will also discuss the Japanese artist’s work with Asano Shūgō, Director of the Museum Yamato Bunkakan, Nara, a leading Hokusai specialist in Japan.
Presented in partnership with the British Academy, this event is in English with some Japanese (subtitled in English).
Find out more here: http://ow.ly/baEw30rXRAq
This event is part of the public programme accompanying our #HokusaiDrawings exhibition – book your tickets here: http://ow.ly/r8Lg30rXRF6
The public programme is supported by the Japan Society.
🔎 Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), ‘Li Mo plays the sheng pipes on a moonlit night; Zhang Zihe reads on the boat he called a ‘floating home” (The Great Picture Book of Everything). Block-ready drawing, ink on paper, Japan, 1820s–40s. Purchase funded by the Theresia Gerda Buch Bequest, in memory of her parents Rudolph and Julie Buch, with support from Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation).