Posted by John Fiorillo on October 29, 1999 at 09:25:38:
In Reply to: hokusai print posted by carla aiello on October 29, 1999 at 00:23:02:
The Hokusai print is untitled but is referred to as "Dragonfly and Bellflowers." It is one from a set of ten designs in the so-called 'kach˘-e' ("flower and bird prints") genre. All ten are in horizontal ˘ban format issued by the publisher Eijűd˘ in 1830. The dragonfly hovers just left of center near the top, while the bellflowers ('kiky˘') fill much of the lower 2/3 of the image, with one bunch on the right extending to the top of the sheet. The signature ('Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu') and seals (kiwame and Eijűd˘) are on the lower left.
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