Katsushika HOKUSAI (1760 – 1849)

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An exceptionally rare and very unusual koban surimono showing two onnagata actors. The only other recorded impression seems to be in Hokusai, Gian Carlo Calza, Electa, 1999, plate III.57. That has the months on the title slip of book for 1803 (and a poem top left). So this is an egoyomi and my impression must be either a proof or the first issue (same as Harunobu prints issued first without date, then with).

Very fine impression and colour. Signed Gakyojin Hokusai ga.

Status: Sold

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