Hokusai | Courtier Sangi Takamura (Ono no Takamura)

Hokusai | Courtier Sangi Takamura (Ono no Takamura)

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Artist:  Katsushika Hokusai | 葛飾 北斎 (1760 - 1849)
Date:  ~18th C. (1963 Reprint)
Publisher: Unknown (~18th C.), Shūeisha (1963)
Title: Courtier Sangi Takamura (Ono no Takamura) | 参議篁
Series: One Hundred Poems Explained By A Nurse | 百人一首宇波か縁説 | Hyakunin Isshu Uba Ga Etoki
Medium: Offset lithograph printed on tradtional Japanese handmade washi paper
Size: 36cm x 24.5cm (Ōban)

和田の原 | Wada no hara
八十島かけて | Yasoshima kakete
漕出でぬと | Kogiidenu to
人には告よ | Hito ni wa tsugeyo
あまのつり舟 | Ama no tsuribune

Saki no Hokusai Manji | 前北斎卍

Censor's seal: kiwame | 極

Though I know full well | Akenureba
That the night will come again | kururu mono to wa
E'en when day has dawned | shirinagara
Yet, in truth, I hate the sight | nao uramshiki
Of the morning's coming light | asaborake ka na

Ono no Takamura (小野 篁) also known as Sangi no Takamura (参議篁, 802 – February 3, 853) was an early Heian period scholar and poet. Takamura is the main character in the tale Takamura Monogatari, in which he engages in a romantic affair with his half-sister. The work's date is heavily disputed, and few scholars take it to be historically reliable.

The Shūeisha Masterpieces collection includes what many art historians consider the rarest and most representative works in the history of ukiyo-e. In order to make these rare works more accessible, Shūeisha commissioned a collection encompassing some of the greatest works of the most renowned masters in the history of the Japanese tradition.

These works were commissioned from original first impressions housed in collections all around the world, with the process overseen by a team of art historians. Each piece was reproduced on an authentic ukiyo-e washi broadsheet using a polychrome offset lithographic printing process, and comes mounted to an individual envelope noting the artist name, and series print number.

*Price is for Individual print and accompanying envelope. Full series are available for certain artists while supplies last. If you are interested in the complete set, the complete series (all 7 sets and/or addenda), or any of the accompanying documents and storage binders please contact: support@gallery1980.com

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