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Japanese Woodblock Print, c1870, original, "Priest Mongaku under the Nachi Waterfall." RARE.

SIZE IN INCHES: 9 1/2 x 14 1/4 (plus margins)

COMMENTS: Skillful "bokashi" shading, nicely detailed carving. Original print. Very RARE. Priest Mongaku (1100's) is doing a penance under the icy cold Nachi waterfall (133 meters), one of the "Three Great Waterfalls" in Japan. Published posthumously after his death-based on the original, preparatory drawing by Hokusai which was never published during his lifetime.
G-VG, wear top margin, flaws as shown
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Hokusai Katsushika - Waterfall Penance 1800's Original

Estimate $800 - $1,200Feb 29, 2020
Starting Price $50
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