A gift of 16 volumes - 15 volumes of the Manga and an additional copy of Volume X.
Chop mark on page three in the lower right corner.
Black, blue and orange ink woodblock prints on paper, bound as an ehon (book).
Volume IV from Hokusai's set of Manga, intended as primers for aspiring artists. In this series of 15 volumes, designed from around 1813 through his final years, Hokusai produced a veritable pictorial encyclopedia of Far Eastern life and legend. The series was originally intended as a set of copybooks for art students but soon made the artist's name known throughout Japan and, eventually, throughout the world. Volume IV includes 54 illustrations with black, blue and orange inks. The images depict the Emperor, battle, birds, plants and trees, forest landscapes, domestic animals, wild animals, mountain landscapes, bridges, cityscapes, boats, and dancing. Page 1 and 2 are text. 56 pages. Light tan binding.
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