Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)Woodblock Prints Title:
Act IX (Kudanme), from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer (Kanadehon Chűshingura)1st Publication:
Horizontal oban; 9 3/8" x 14 1/2" (23.9 x 36.9 cm)Date of this edition: 1806, very 1st edition Publisher:
Some trimming. and repaired wormholes. Backed in the 1970's on an acid free paper. Very good colors and impression, good overall condition.Notes:
This is the rare very first printing of this print.
There is a second state, more common, and colorful edition printed in the late 1830's that does not bear the publisher seal. Additional information visible HERE
This print was from the collection of Dr Fournier de Goncourt, then the Longwell Collection. The entire set was sold at Drouot in the 1970's
Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.