A Lady holding a Scroll
By Totoya Hokkei
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Edition size: n/a, early lifetime impression
Sheet size: 21,4 x 18,6 cm
A Beauty holding a scroll, standing by an andon. Her kimono is decorated by an elaborate pattern with wheels and open fans.
Woodblock printed on thicker paper Hōsogami which created special printing effects: blind printing and embellished with a liberal use of metallic dust: silver and bronze.
Very good impression printed with embossing on the kimono and on the three cranes on the over-kimono, very good colour and condition. This is the second edition, which lacks the hand-stamped seal of the Akabaneren poetry club and the first poem, as well as the two seals added to Hokkei’s signature.
For a first edition impression see Matthi Forrer, Surimono in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Leiden, 2013; cat. no. 339, p.186.