HOKUSAI KATSUSHIKA, The octopus

HOKUSAI KATSUSHIKA, The octopus

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Series : Denshin kaishu Hokusai Manga.

(Education of beginners through the spirit of things).

Technique : Color woodcut in two shades of gray and one of pink. (nishikie).

Format : koban diptych (about mm.180×248) engraved on two plates of koban format.

Signatures : Toto gako zen Hokusai sensei Katsushika Taito hitsu.

Date : 15 volumes of woodcuts prepared between 1814 and 1849.

Publishers : Eirakuya and Katano Toshiro.

Delicate proof in an edition datable around the second half of the 19th century. Printed on Japan paper. In perfect condition, with a small margin all around.

Bibliography:

Forrer, Manga, Hazan Eds, 2014.

JA Michener Hokusai sketch books , Rutland and Tokyo, 1958.

It fits. Hokusai, the old madman for painting , Cat.Mostra Milano 1999-2000, London 2003.

Forrer M. Hokusai, prints and drawings , London 1991.

Hillier J. The art of Hokusai in book illustration, London 1980.

Lane R. Hokusai, life and works, Milan 1991.