> Servant Throwing Brush into a Waterfall by Hokusai
Servant Throwing Brush into a Waterfall by Hokusai
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Woodblock Prints Title: Nobleman Watching Servant Throw Bundles of Brush into a Waterfall
1st Publication: 1810
Size: Horizontal ˘ban; 24.7 x 37.2 cm (9 3/4 x 14 5/8 in.)
Date of this edition: 1810
Condition: Vertical centerfold now flattened, and reinforced, some soiling, color fading consistent with prints from the early 1800's, a couple of small repaired wormholes. Fair overall condition.
Notes: This print is a 2nd edition of an original long surimono (Ebangire format) that was originally printed in 1806 (See example from the Museum of Fine art HERE)
Many of these long surimono were printed a second time and reduced in size into a more commercial Oban format. In the trimming process, the signature oftentimes did not make it. A similar print is also referenced by the Museum of Fine art visible HERE
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