Chie no umi "Oceans of wisdom", signed Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu and published by Moriya Jihei--very good impression and color, two small soil marks, minor tear restored upper left,otherwise very good condition | Christie's" /> HOKUSAI: <I>chuban yoko-e</I> (19 x 25.4 cm.); <I>Soshu Tonegawa</I> "Tone River, Shimosa province", from the series <I>Chie no umi</I> "Oceans of wisdom", signed <I>Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu</I> and published by Moriya Jihei--very good impression and color, two small soil marks, minor tear restored upper left,otherwise very good condition | Christie's
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    Sale 8132

    Japanese Paintings, Prints and Works of Art

    26 April 1995, New York, Park Avenue

  • Lot 174

    HOKUSAI: chuban yoko-e (19 x 25.4 cm.); Soshu Tonegawa "Tone River, Shimosa province", from the series Chie no umi "Oceans of wisdom", signed Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu and published by Moriya Jihei--very good impression and color, two small soil marks, minor tear restored upper left,otherwise very good condition

    Price Realised  

    HOKUSAI: chuban yoko-e (19 x 25.4 cm.); Soshu Tonegawa "Tone River, Shimosa province", from the series Chie no umi "Oceans of wisdom", signed Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu and published by Moriya Jihei--very good impression and color, two small soil marks, minor tear restored upper left,otherwise very good condition


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    Provenance

    Spaulding Brothers
    Gookin
    Collonna
    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.


    Post Lot Text

    From the Collection of the late Werner Schindler