Lot 6
Preview: Books & Prints | 2 -12 December 2021
[JAPANESE PRINT] – [SURIMONO] – HOKUSAI, Katsushika (1760-1849). “Ema” (Votive Tablets).

Col. woodcut (with silver pigments & blind printing) with red cartouche in upper right corner. Signed in the block (“Fusenkyo litsu hitsu”) in lower left corner. Publ. in the series “Uma-zukushi” (A Selection of Horses) (ca. 1822). Ca. 20 x 18 cm. Behind passepartout & framed (behind glass).

¶ Very rare early 19th-cent. “surimono” by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) depicting 2 Ema votive tablets (resp. a pagode in a pattern of golden dots & a horse) surrounded by blossoming flowers & a wrapped parcel together with 3 Japanese poems by Manryûtei Kanai Yotomi, Baikadô Abura no Nerikata & Shinratei Manzô concerning the beginning of spring in the Year of the Horse (1822). “Surimono [..] are a genre of Japanese woodblock print. They were privately commissioned for special occasions such as the New Year. Surimono literally means “printed thing”. Being produced in small numbers for a mostly educated audience of literati, surimono were often more experimental in subject matter and treatment, and extravagant in printing technique, than commercial prints” (cited from Wikipedia). – Occ. sl. foxed/ browned, but nevertheless in good condition (not examined out of frame).

€ 1.000,00
€ 2.000,00

Startbod: € 1.000