Katsushika TAITO II (act. c. 1810-1853)

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A carp swimming upwards amongst water plants. Taito designed a number of prints, of which this is one, with an ishizuri-e panel at the left. This is normally cut off ( as here ) and certainly adds nothing to the composition. This design must have been popular as there are a number of different states with different blocks for the water: As here and V & I, Estampes Japonaises, Tomes IV, VI, 1973, pl. LXIX, p. 222; Eight Hundred Years of Japanese Printmaking, Carnegie Institute, 1977, no. 346, p. 87 ( with ishizuri panel ), and there is a copy from completely new blocks. Published by Echigoya Chohachi, c. 1848.

Very good impression and colour. Minor soil. Signed Katsushika Taito fude.

Status: Sold

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