Title: Kacho sansui Hokuju gafu, 19th century
Artist: Katsushika Hokuju
A 19th century edition of Hokuju’s Kacho sansui Hokuju gafu, also known as the Album of Pictures of Natural Subjects.
Hokuju was originally Shotei Hokuju, taking on the same school name as the famed Katsushika Hokuai. Indeed, outside of the landscape illustrations there are small characters and figures, in the style of the popular Hoksuai manga series.
This book has color woodblock print illustrations on every page.
One volume in 12mo, 18 leaves
On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape, with ink stains on the front cover and some rubbing and wear. Two pages of woodblock illustrations appear to be missing, as well as the title page. There is some rubbing and staining throughout.