Re: Unidentified Hokusai Print

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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson ( on December 17, 2020 at 23:54:13:

In Reply to: Re: Unidentified Hokusai Print posted by Alec W. on December 17, 2020 at 04:19:26:

So what do we have here? Three different prints, apparently depicting the same place (Ochanomizu) in Edo with Fuji in the background and the signature of Hokusai.

Of the three colour prints above none appear to be an original designed by Hokusai. In my opinion the uppermost black and white print, that was published in 1805 in a ky˘ka anthology, may be the original, while the others are later reprints or reproductions.

According to Richard Lane's "Hokusai - Life and Work" (London 1989), p 285, some prints from the book were reissued as single-sheet colour prints in 1807. The predominantly green and blue print above could perhaps be one of these.

Best regards,
Hans Olof

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