Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)Woodblock Prints Title:
Water Prank from the 100 Elegantly Humorous Poems Series (Furyu Odoke Hyakku)1st Publication:
6-1/2 x 4-1/4Date of this edition: 1811 first state Publisher:
Near Mint. Little remnants from prior backing.Notes:
Beautiful and rare print from Hokusai. This series was supposed to be made of 100 prints, but less than 40 are currently known and referenced.
This is the very rare first colored edition with the poems, many of them were composed and written by Hokusai himself. The second edition had no poems and the prints from the subsequent editions even had some additional colors.
Please, note that this print is NOT issued from a booklet or manga. This is a real, genuine and original series of woodblock prints. Additional prints from the series can be viewed HEREPictures:
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.