4876 - 4945 PRINTS - JAPANESE PRINTS AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, ORIENTAL ARTS
- Sl. creased/ sl. worn in margins.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XLV.
- Some foxed/ trifle rubbed/ thin spots.
AND 3 others, i.a. a double-p. woodcut printed in black and blue by KATSUSHIKA HOKUUN from Yugini kakikae bunsho (The story of the courtisan Yugini), 1815.
- Wrappers sl. rubbed. Contents fine.
= Attractive watercolour, attributed to Yasunobu (1613-1685) on mount. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXV.
- Laid down on mount. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXV.
- Sl. yellowed and trifle creased. Otherwise fine.
= The aqua tree loses a few leaves with a pearly luster once every 10 years. After these leaves have dried for a year they are painted.
- Silk over covers partly worn. = Buddhist text.
- Occas. trifle yellowed/ foxed.
= Probably studies for a series of illustrations. I.a. a scene showing Mori Ranmaru fighting off a samurai during the Honnô-ji incident, the temple already in flames.
- Prob. early 20th cent. woodcut copy. Fine.
= Later restrike.
- Small chip in top margin. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVI.
AND 4 others by the same, i.a. 2 other similar fan-shaped woodcuts: a village scene with a man mounting his horse (col. woodcut w. mica, signed Hiroshige ga, w. (unread) publisher's seal. Small traces of cutting in margins; trifle creased) and a view of a village and a bay with ships (col. woodcut, signed Hiroshige ga, w. (unread) (publisher's?) seal).
- One print sl. reduced in size; one print signature unread. Two prints (sl.) waterstained.
= I.a. from the series "The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road", "Eight Views of Omi" and "Eight Views in the Neighbourhood of Edo".