Artist: Okumura Masanobu(1686 -1764)
Title: Perspective print of the diving women retrieving the jewel from the dragon palace(under sea).
Date: ca. 1740
Signed: Hogetsudo Okumura Bunkaku Masanobu Shohitsu
12 3/4'' x 17 3/4''
Woodblock print with hand- applied color and nikawa. Full margins, slight creasing from folds, small piece missing from bottom left margin, minor repairs.
There are only two recorded impression other than this one and they are both trimmed inside the black line. One in the MFA Boston(heavily trimmed) and the other in #4693 Musees Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels. Illustrated in Ukiyo-e by Gian, Carlo Calza (11.10 pg. 124). See MFA 11.13346.
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