Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)Woodblock Prints Title:
Procession of Foreign Officials Resting by River, with New Year's Greetings from Tokiwazu and Iwasawa Nagauta Troops1st Publication:
Ebangire; 8 1/4 x 22 1/8 in. (21 x 56.2 cm)Date of this edition: 1811 Publisher:
Mild soiling, very mild foxing. There are 5 tiny strips of paper glued on the back, giving the impression on picture that the print is creased or folded in 6. However, the print is absolutely NOT creased at all. We have no clue as of why these strips of paper were glued to the back !!! Very good colors, impression and overall condition.Notes:
All long Surimono's were initially used to advertise an event, a promotion. They had a large piece of unprinted material, for the owner to write or promote in hand writing. A similar print, with the event still attached to it, is visible at the Harvard Museum 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.