Series: Denshin kaishu Hokusai Manga (Education of beginners through the spirit of things).
Technique: Color woodcut (nishikie) in two shades of gray and a variable one of pink.
Format: koban (about mm180x125).
Signatures: Toto gako zen Hokusai sensei Katsushika Taito hitsu
Dated: executed between 1814 and 1849.
Publishers: Eirakuya and Katano Toshiro.
Delicate proof in an edition datable to around the second half of the 19th century. Imprinted on Japan paper. In perfect condition, with a small margin all around.
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