Hokusai | Courtier Fujiwara No Michinobu

Hokusai | Courtier Fujiwara No Michinobu

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Artist:  Katsushika Hokusai | 葛飾 北斎 (1760 - 1849)
Date:  ~18th C. (1963 Reprint)
Publisher: Shūeisha (1963)
Title: Courtier Fujiwara No Michinobu |藤原道信朝臣
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)

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

Fujiwara no Michinobu (藤原道信, 972–994) was a Japanese waka poet of the mid-Heian period. One of his poems was included in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. He produced a private waka collection, the Michinobu-shū. He served as commander of the guard, and although he died young he was considered a brilliant commander. Forty-eight of his poems were included in imperial anthologies, and he was listed as one of the Late Classical Thirty-Six Immortals of Poetry.

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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