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Hokusai, Katsushika (1760 - 1849)

Woodblock used for 4 book illustrations
Original double-sided woodblock used to make four pages of Ehon j˘ruri zekku ľ Illustrations of j˘ruri, published in 1815. Block size: 41 x 22x1.8 cm.

Ref.: Jack Hillier: The Art of Hokusai in Book Illustration, pp. 136f

The impressions of each side were made by contemporary print artist Paul Binnie. Print size: 32.4 x 21.4 cm.

Euro SOLD

Fine overall condition. It is very rare that an original woodblock from this period survives. Especially impressive is the delicate craftmanship of the carver.
Naturally the two impressions are included in the price.

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