Tsukuda 10 Views of the Miyato River by Hokusai
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Woodblock Print Title: Tsukuda, from the 10 Views of the Miyato River series (Tosei Miyatogawa Jukkei)
1st Publication: 1784
Size: Hosoban; 11 3/4" x 5 1/2" (29.9 x 14 cm)
Date of this edition: 1784
Condition: Color fading, consistent with prints from the early 1800's or earlier, stains, backed on an acid free edo era paper, a few small worm holes in the sky area. Some remnants of the original blue pigments are still present in the sky area.
Notes: Probably one of the last known copy of this print (If not the last). If you look forward to own an original print from Hokusai that nobody else in the world has, not even museums, this print is for you :)
A couple more print from that series are referenced by the Hokusai Museum of Art, as seen below :
As you can see, the quality of these rare prints are not very much better than this one...
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.
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