Mouse Request by Hokusai

Mouse Request by Hokusai
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

Woodblock Prints Title: Mouse Request from the 100 Elegantly Humorous Poems Series (Furyu Odoke Hyakku)

1st Publication: 1811

Size: 6-1/2" x 4-1/4" (16.5 x 11 cm)

Date of this edition: 1815, 2nd State

Publisher: Iseya Rihei

Condition: Toning, soiling and fading. Fair overall condition.

Notes: Beautiful and rare print from Hokusai. This series was supposed to be made of 100 prints, but less than 50 are currently known and referenced.

This is the second state of the print. The first colored edition is with poems, many of them were composed and written by Hokusai himself. The second state had no poems and the prints from the subsequent editions even had some additional colors.

Please, note that this print is NOT issued from a booklet or manga. This is a real, genuine and original series of woodblock prints. Additional prints from the series can be viewed HERE

Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.


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