After Hokusai: Flute player and Fuji
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After Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
A boy sitting on a willow tree over the river playing his flute and gazing at Mt. Fuji
Publisher: possibly Daikokuya (Matsuki Heikichi)
Date: around 1900
Size: Shikishiban, 23,4 x 25,1 cm
Excellent impression and colours. Paper lightly age toned, stronger toning at left and right edges. Overall very good condition.
A rarely seen, very charming woodblock print, based on a painting by Katsushika Hokusai of 1839 (in the Freer Sackler Collection, S F1898.110, also illustrated in Forrer, Hokusai , 1988, p. 309, fig. 392).
Another copy of this print is in the collection of the Chazen Museum of Art, Van Vleck Coll., No. 1980.3351