Early Edo Woodblocks - Handsome design from a group of early Edo era woodblocks by 18th and 19th century master artists such as Hokusai, Eizan, Eisen, Toyokuni I, and others. This terrific selection of illustrations includes beauties, kabuki portraits, and scenes from everyday life, depicting traditional tales and novels, as well as the new "floating world," in wonderful detail. This is a terrific offering of classic, early designs, and a wonderful opportunity to add a work by a renowned ukiyo-e artist to any collection.
Tago Bay near Ejiri on the Tokaido Road - Very unusual, miniature version of Hokusai's "Tago Bay near Ejiri on the Tokaido Road." This print appears to date from the Edo era, but we can find no information regarding an edition in this tiny size. The format is called mameban, literally "bean print," about 3 1/4" x 5 1/4," and is quite uncommon. So, is this an original Hokusai or a small format reprint done during the Edo era? Unfortunately, we do not know.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 3" x 5 1/4"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Paper remnant on reverse at top edge from previous mounting. Slight toning, soiling, and rubbing, a few spots. Please see photos for details.
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