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22.8 x 16 cm
Manga Woodblock by Nishikawa Sukenobu (1671–1750).Nishikawa was a prolific artist, also known for his diverse kimono designs. The two-volume illustrated book Hyakunin jorō shinasadame (“One Hundred Types of Women”) is one of his masterpieces. He was a child of Sugenobu (?). He became an expert ukiyo-e book illustrator with well over 100 thought to be in existence (Lane puts the number at over 200). Books by Nishikawa are hard to find. This volume represents Birds, Insects, Fish and other Nature scenes with 4 single pages and 19 double. Excellent impression, some rubbing, the first few pages with wordworm tracks at the edge (outside the images), overal in very good condition. Please enquire for more page images or other information.