Hokusai: Boy with Telescope (Sold)

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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai
Title: Boy with Telescope
Series: One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each (hyakunin isshu)
Date: ca. 1820

Two beauties watch with curiosity as a boy maneuvers a large telescope, one eye closed. This is an oban-sized printing (during Hokusai’s lifetime) of what would have been initially a privately published extra-long surimono. The Honolulu Academy has this print in the same version; it is possible that all of the surimono editions of this design have been lost.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Minor creasing.
Literature: surimono.