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Hokusai - SOLD

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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai
Title: erotic diptych from the ehon Kinoe-no-Komatsu (Pining for Love)

Date: 1814 original printing
Size: each page measures approximately 6.2" x 8.6"; overall size is approximately 12.4" x 8.6"
Condition: soils, some fading, areas of wear and paper losses at lower corners, binding holes (please look at the scans)
Impression: excellent early impression with tight registration, and solid key lines
Color: somewhat faded color, with bleed through to verso
Notes: Perhaps the most infamous of all shunga of the Edo period, this print simultaneously shocked and beguiled most Westerners when Japanese prints were first introduced in Europe and America. As with all the prints in this collection, this print is rarely seen in any condition.