Illustrated Tang Poems in Five-Syllable Lines - Handsome design from Hokusai's five-volumes series "Illustrated Tang Poems in Five-Syllable Lines" (Ehon Toshisen gogonritsu hairitsu). Published in 1833, these prints illustrate famous Chinese poems from the Tang Dynasty [618-907]. Hokusai's black and white woodblocks are beautifully detailed, creating lyrical and evocative settings. Images include elegant palaces, travelers making their way through the countryside, warriors in battle or relaxing, and even a few kacho-e or birds and flowers designs. Hokusai illustrated more than 250 books in his lifetime, and these interesting scenes display his masterful compositions and skillful draftsmanship. A rarely seen series and a nice opportunity to collect an original Hokusai woodblock.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 7 1/2" x 5 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Wormholes. A few creases. A few prints have slight soiling or a few spots. Please see photos for details.
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