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A Lady holding a Scroll - Totoya Hokkei prints

A Lady holding a Scroll

By Totoya Hokkei

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A Lady holding a Scroll - Totoya Hokkei print

Totoya Hokkei

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Date: 1827

Medium: woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e

Edition size: n/a, early lifetime impression

Sheet size: 21,4 x 18,6 cm

Condition: pristine

Signature: signed

Price: poa


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.

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