雪路 (Horses in Snow)

Designer: Katsushika Hokusai | Carver: David Bull | Printer: Teiko Fujii

Size: 14cm by 19.5cm | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [M] ? | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: $ 60.00£ 46.00€ 53.50

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Description: This is an adaptation of a sketch from the Manga, the famous collection of designs by Katsushika Hokusai. In the original version, only three blocks were used for the image - the outline, a light grey wash, and a pale pink tone. That has been expanded to six for this version, bringing it to life quite a bit ...

There is probably not much point in trying to top what James Michener wrote about this design: "... this drawing of horsemen ... is one of the masterpieces of the Manga, the first truly fine print in Volume I of the series, and one of my three or four favourites. I find the drawing simple and effective, the disposition of weight cleverly suggested, and the positioning of the figures impeccable."

Don't miss the enlarged view, clearly showing the beautiful embossment of the snowy white paper ...

Note (1): This print was originally published by David in his Surimono Albums series. He made approximately 200 copies of each of those prints, and distributed them only in album form, never as single prints. It is his idea that after the 200 album sets of any particular album have been sold, the blocks (still in absolutely perfect condition) could then be used to produce prints to be added to the Mokuhankan catalogue, with the printing being done by hired craftsmen working under his direction. The first Surimono Album is now out-of-print, and this is one of the designs from it.

Note: this print is a 'bleed' design, and has no border, unlike many others in this catalogue. The print you will receive appears exactly as the scanned image you see on this page.

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