by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Comments - Beautiful Hokusai print depicting an old man returning home with his harvest of rushes tied to a pole over his shoulder. He crosses a narrow bridge above the undulating current of a river, a full moon visible in the darkening sky as evening falls. The subject comes from the Noh play of an old man who makes his living selling these rushes. For years he has been looking for his missing son, who had run away from home. The design is the favorite from the series, for it conveys a sense of the aging man's profound solitude.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 14 1/2" x 6 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at left edge from original publisher mounting. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.