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30/09/2021 - 30/01/2022

Late C17th & C18th - Drawings


Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything

This Autumn, over 100 newly rediscovered drawings by Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) will go on public display for the very first time at the British Museum.

Created as illustrations for an unpublished book, The Great Picture Book of Everything, the drawings came to light in 2019 and were purchased by the British Museum last year, thanks to the Theresia Gerda Buch Bequest with support from Art Fund.

The drawings illustrate a broad range of subjects related to China, India and the natural world: from religious, mythological, historical, and literary figures, to animals, birds and flowers and other natural phenomena, as well as landscapes. Many subjects here are not found in any other Hokusai works.

Tickets: £9.00


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Bloomsbury Room 35, The Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG