Original woodblock print - Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) - bookpage from Ehon Suikoden - 1829

Description
Original woodblock print - Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) - bookpage from Ehon Suikoden - 1829
Good condition, see description

Original woodblock print - Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

Book page from Ehon Suikoden

In 1805 the publisher Kadomaruya started production of the Japanese translation of the Chinese novel Suikoden. This was in part an historical account, in part a folk-tale, of 108 heroes released from a stone tortoise who became magnificent brigands and outlaws in fourteenth century China. They were later pardoned by the Chinese government and went on to defend the dynasty against attack. Many woodblock artists illustrated the stories.

Placed in a passe-partout

Date: 1829

Size: 15,5 x 23 cm

Condition: good, soiling in lower left edge

Lot details
Object
Original woodblock print
Material
Paper
Period
1829
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Title of artwork
bookpage from Ehon Suikoden
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
23×15.5×0 cm
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