Katsushika HOKUSAI (1760-1849)

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Onden no suisha, “Waterwheel at Onden” from Hokusai’s most famous series: Fugaku sanju-rokkei, the “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji.” The set of 46 prints published by Eijudo, c.1830-32. The Onden area is now traversed by a broad avenue running up to the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. In Hokusai’s time the area was partly agricultural with streams flowing through. In this case the water turning a large waterwheel. Peasants using the water and carrying sacks to the mill. One of the best designs from the set.

Fine impression and colour with the red Eijudo and kiwame seals and strong woodgrain in the area near signature which only shows on early impressions. Imperceptible centre fold and slight trimming bottom and right, otherwise very good condition. Signed Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu.

Status: Sold

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