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110 KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760 – 1849), OIWA SAN Japan, ca. 1832-1833. Woodblock print (nishiki-e), ink and color on paper. Vertical chuban tate-e. Signed Zen Hokusai hitsu and published by Tsuruya Kiemon, entitled Oiwa san (the ghost of Oiwa). From the series Hyaku Monogatari (One Hundred Ghost Tales). Framed, behind glass. SIZE framed 33 x 43 cm, size of the sheet 18.2 x 25.7 cm Provenance: Private collection of Irene and Wolfgang Zacke. Condition: overall fine condition - colors only slightly faded, rubbings, laid down, small repair to four corners. Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker. Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best-known as the creator of the woodblock print series ‘Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji’ which includes the iconic and internationally recognized print ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’, created during the 1820s. Hokusai created the ‘Thirty-Six Views’ both as a response to a domestic travel boom and as part of a personal obsession with Mount Fuji. It was this series, specifically ‘The Great Wave’ print and ‘Fuji in Clear Weather’, that secured Hokusai’s fame both within Japan and overseas. While Hokusai’s work prior to this series is certainly important, it was not until this series that he gained broad recognition and left a lasting impact on the art world. Compare with an Oiwa san print sold at Bonhams, FINE JAPANESE WORKS OF ART, 19 March 2013, NEW YORK, lot 2031 in a lot of two prints. Estimate EUR 3.000,Starting price EUR 1.500,-

111 A NETSUKE OF OIWA BY KISEKI Japan, Osaka, contemporary. The netsuke is made from antler and the tongue is inlaid with amber above gold foil. A masterfully crafted netsuke by contemporary Osaka artist Kiseki (lit. precious gemstone). HEIGHT 4 CM Provenance: European private collection, acquired from the artist himself. The artist has an instragram profile which can be seen here: https://www.instagram.com/netsuke_kiseki/ Condition: Excellent condition. Depicted is the lantern ghost Oiwa, the design taken from the famous woodblock print by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) titled Oiwa-san from the series Hyaku monogatari (One Hundred Ghost Stories) published circa 1832-33. Compare to another netsuke of the same design sold at Bonhams, The Julius and Arlette Katchen Collection Of Fine Netsuke Part I, 8 November 2016, London, lot 19. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

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