Katsushika HOKUSAI (1760-1849)

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Plovers and waves from a very rare set of ten half block aizuri prints published by Moriya Jihei, c. 1831. This design – and a few others from the set – never seem to come onto the market. There appear to be at least four other impressions known: The Victoria & Albert Museum impression is illustrated full page colour in Nelly Delay, L’Estampe Japonaise, Hazan, 1993, p. 195. ( It is also used in other publications. ) These designs were printed two-to-a-sheet. Ex Hayashi collection, seal bottom right.

Very good impression and colour. Minor browning and small spots, but otherwise very good condition. Signed Zen Hokusai no fude.

Status: Sold

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