Woodblock print (reprint), Published by Adachi - Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) - 'Poem by Bun'ya no Tomoyasu' - From the series "One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse" - Heisei period (1989-2019)

Description
Woodblock print (reprint), Published by Adachi - Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) - 'Poem by Bun'ya no Tomoyasu' - From the series "One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse" - Heisei period (1989-2019)
Very good condition, see description

Woodblock print (reprint), Published by Adachi - Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) - 'Poem by Bun'ya no Tomoyasu' - From the series "One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse" - Heisei period (1989-2019)

The "100 Poems Explained by the Nurse" is voluminous set which Hokusai tried in the last part of his life.
Twenty-eight of the set were published, and block copies for forty unpublished prints are reported. They are classifiable into two groups: one illustrating the purports of the poems in the modes of the ages in which the respective poems were composed, or illustrating anecdotes associated with the poems or tales reminded of by them ; and the other in which the subjects of the poems are analogized into those connected with contemporary life of Edo citizens. The latter are by far more numerous. Both groups lack that inner strength which characterizes the artist's past work, but their cleverly designed compositions and fresh colors reflect his efforts youthful vigor.


Publisher: Adachihanga Research Institute

Signature: Saki no Hokusai Manji

Lot details
Object
Published by Adachi, Woodblock print (reprint)
Material
Paper
Period
Heisei period (1989-2019)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Title of artwork
'Poem by Bun'ya no Tomoyasu' - From the series "One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse"
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
260×382×0 mm
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