Garland, sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, April 12, 1945, lot 37 (part of) Anonymous collector, sold in these Rooms September 22, 1983, lot 116
The Chie no umi series is one of Hokusai's rarest sets. It seems to have been issued in the mid-1830s and, like the Hyakunin Isshu series of the same date, publication of the prints ceased abruptly. Ten prints comprise the complete set, although a number of preparatory drawings are extant for prints that were never made.
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From the Collection of the late Werner Schindler