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.
Hokusai's Pictures of a Journey - Handsome design from "Hokusai's Pictures of a Journey" (Hokusai Dochu Gafu), a series depicting travel and life along the Tokaido Road. These marvelous scenes show travelers from both far away and up close, from tiny figures wandering through expansive landscapes to details of people stopping at the various sights and stations along the highway. Each print expresses his wonderful ability to capture human gestures and personalities, often with comic overtones. These attractive scenes are simply rendered in black and soft tones of gray and pink, accented with touches of light blue and green. Prints from this series offer a great opportunity to purchase an original Hokusai at an affordable price. The prints in this group come from a later edition.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 7 5/8" x 11 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight thinning on reverse at top corners from previous mounting, stitching holes at side, small tear at edge, repaired. Fold at side, slight creasing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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