New Years Day at the Ogi-ya in the Yoshiwara by Hokusai
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Woodblock Prints Title: New Year's Day at the ‘gi-ya in the Yoshiwara
1st Publication: 1809
Size: Vertical Oban 15-3/16 X 10-1/4
Date of this edition: 1809
Condition: Backed on an acid free washi paper from the Edo era. Colors faded, very common with prints made before 1810. Multiple restored wormholes, as seen on the last picture with a light behind the print.
Notes: The is the second panel from the left of a pentaptych. For reference, a similar complete one can be seen at the Museum of Fine Art
Only the right panel is signed (Katsushika Hokusai ga), signature used between 1807 until 1822.
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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