questioning the authenticity of a Hokusai print-2 boys fishing

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Posted by Brian on August 19, 2002 at 16:16:48:

I have a book illustration of a page from the 'Fugaku Hyakkei', first volume, subject 21 ('Rochiu ikada no
Fuji'), but just the right page. I know the first edition of the first volume was issued in 1834 and that many & many other editions were reproduced. It was a gift from an artist friend of my parents and she suspected it would someday be worth something. I'm suspicious that it may in fact be a genuine piece because of her (the artist's) zeal for the piece. There's a small tag in english on the back of the frame with...

"Hundred Views of Fuji" [Fugaku hyakkei]
By Hokusai [Old man mad about drawing at age 75]
c. 1834-1835
Publisher: Yeirakuya Toshiro of Nagoya.

Is this a more modern publisher? I have a scanned image if anyone wishes to see it. Please just email me. I'd appreciate any information you can provide.


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