Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
FROM THE SERIES SHOKOKU TAKI MEGURI (GOING ROUND WATERFALLS IN VARIOUS PROVINCES), WITH SUBTITLE WASHU YOSHINO YOSHITSUNE BASEN NO TAKI, the legend tells that the warrior hero Yoshitsune washed his horse at this waterfall, at Yoshino, in Yamato Province
Woodblock, c.1833-4, signed within the print Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu, with censor's seal Kiwame and publisher's mark Eijudo
image 37 x 25.5cm approximately, framed and glazed
Provenance: Sotheby's, London, 19 November 1997, lot 22.
Other impressions are reproduced in the catalogue of the Uragami Collection, 'Ukiyo-e no bi', published by Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum. 1983, no.72 (in colour), and Matthi Forrer, 'Hokusai', Royal Academy of Art London, 1991, no.46.
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Sold for £5,800
The paper is quite dark with discolouration, throughout. Colours a little faded. Some light horizontal creases, including one across the centre and one across the lower quarter. Some staining and light foxing throughout. Surface dirt. A small dab of ink missing in top grey section. Paper very lightly cockled. Not examined outside of frame, please see additional images for details
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Auction: Asian Art - Live Online, Thu, 28th May 2020
The current pandemic does not seem to have affected the Asian Art market with prices and interest remaining strong.
We are pleased to include in our forthcoming Asian Art sale an extraordinary kesi scroll, the magnificent embroidery depicting the celebration of the birthday of Queen Mother of the West. We also include the wonderful embroidery collection of Mr and Mrs Leitch, who lived in China from the late 19th century to the 1930s and a fabulous collection of Yixing zisha teapots and Japanese woodblock prints in the sale.
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