Katsushika HOKUSAI (1760-1849)




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An original painting showing Hotei, the God of happiness and one of the Seven Gods of Good Luck (Shichi-fuku-jin). The corpulent Hotei reclines contentedly smoking a long pipe. Beside him is his huge bag (hotei literally means “cloth bag”) which contained the treasures and food he dispersed. Sumi and light colour on paper, 15.25 x 9 in; 38.5 x 23 cms. Presumably from a hand scroll. A spurious Hokusai seal to the right. Paper browned and soiled. Sold “as is” with all imperfections.

 

 

Status: Sold

 

 

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