Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)Woodblock Prints Title:
New Year's Day at the ‘gi-ya in the Yoshiwara1st Publication:
Vertical Oban 15-3/16 X 10-1/4Date of this edition: 1809 Publisher:
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.