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 A perspective print of a diving woman retrieving the jewel from the (undersea) dragon palace.

Artist: Okumura Masanobu ( 1686 - 1764 )

Signed: Hogetsudo Okumura Bunkaku Masanobu Shohitsu

Date: ca. 1740

Format: o-oban ( large oban ); Woodblock print with hand-applied color and nikawa.

Dimensions: 12 3/4'' x 17 3/4''

 

Condition: Full margins, slight creasing from folds, small piece missing from the bottom left margin, minor repairs. 

 

Comment: There are only two recorded impressions known to us other than this one, and they are both trimmed inside the black line losing all of the information. One in the MFA Boston, # 11.13346  and the other in the Musees Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels,             # 4693.  Illustrated in Ukiyo-e by Calza, Gian Carlo, # 11.10, pg. 124.

 

Price upon application.

 

Masanobu - Retrieving the jewel from the under sea dragon palace.

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