Hokusai (Nagaban)
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Gathering Rushes

Artist: Hokusai (Nagaban)
Date: 1832-33
Size/Format: 18.75 by 9 inches
Description: From the series Imagery of the Poets: a farmer crossing a short bridge with two bundles of rushes strung across his shoulder on a pole.
Series: Shiika Shashin Kagami
Publisher: Moriya Jihei
Condition: Very slight overall trimming. Some wear to area of title cartouche otherwise very good.
Impression: Superb first state printing with strong visible woodgrain
Notes: The first state of a very rare series. Later versions show an altered colour palette and without woodgrain. See Tokyo National Museum Catalogue Ukiyo-e Prints Vol.3, Plate 3860, and Royal Academy of Arts Hokusai plate 73, for the later version. PRICE ON APPLICATION
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