Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)Woodblock Prints Title:
5-1/2" x 9-1/4" (13.5 x 23 cm)Date of this edition: 1820's Publisher:
Hand drawing (Hanshita-e)Condition:
Some stains by the feet area, a loss in the upper left corner, else very fine.Notes:
We were able to retrieve from a private collection about 20 rare original work from Katsushika Hokusai, including 5 preparatory drawings. This is one of them. (The name of the collection is to remain anonymous as per the family's request.)
This hand drawing is unsigned but attributed to Hokusai, from the Litsu Period. It is now referenced in the online Catalogue Raisonne among many other hand drawings, as visible HEREPictures:
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.