The Syllable Nu by H - Japanese Woodblock Prints - Various Artists
The Syllable Nu
21.5 x 15.6 cm :Vertical koban - (half aiban)
c.1770–73 (Meiwa 7–An'ei 2)
The Syllable Nu: Crossing Tatsuta, by Katsukawa Shunshô (1726–1792), from the series Tales of Ise in Fashionable Brocade Prints (Fûryû nishiki-e Ise monogatari). No. 10 in the series of 48, illustrating episode 23, part 2, of Tales of Ise.The series was apparently published in the form of two orihon albums, the first volume (24 designs on 12 aiban sheets) in about 1770, the second volume in about 1772-73. Catalogue Raisonné:Kuboso Memorial Art Museum, Izumi, Ise Monogatari (2007), #92; Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #232. Good impression and lovely colours, in excellent condition. Framed.