A Lady holding a Scroll by Totoya Hokkei

Available at Stanza del Borgo (IFPDA)

  • Date: 1827
  • Type: Prints
  • Edition size: n/a, early lifetime impression
  • Sheet size: 21,4 x 18,6 cm
  • Signed: Signed
  • Condition: Pristine

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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. http://www.stanzadelborgo.it/en/scheda.php?id=124
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