Hokusai: KawasakiHokusai: Kawasaki
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Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

Three travellers, one of them on horseback, are waiting on the banks of the Tamagawa river for the ferry boat arriving. A servant attaches straw sandals to the horse’s hooves.

Title: San - Kawasaki (Kawasaki, the third picture ), the 2nd station of Tôkaidô

Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi (Fifty-three stations on the Tokaido highway)

Unsigned as always

Publisher: n/a (Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô)/Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô), Edo)

Date: C. 1806

Size: Vertical Chûban, 23,1 x 17,5 cm (overall)

Excellent impression in very good colours. Unbacked. Two small, very faint brown spots, at lower margin a few tiny notches, on verso top two small paper remnants from previous attachment. Overall very nice condition. A small collector's mark in the lower right corner.
Cf. MAK Vienna, No. KI 11050-3; Art Institute of Chicago, Clarence Buckingham Collection, No. 1929.500; Tokyo Fuji Art Museum.