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    Sale 2028

    Japanese & Korean Art

    18 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 156

    Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

    Sparrows and breaking wave

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
    Sparrows and breaking wave
    Aizuri-e, five sparrows flying through and over the well of a breaking wave, signed Zen Hokusai hitsu and published by Moriya Jihei--good impression, slightly toned, soiled, stained, worming
    chuban tate-e: 22 x 16.4cm.


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    Closely related in design to the powerful, threatening wave in Hokusai's famous print Kanagawa oki nami ura (In the well of the great wave off Kanagawa), here the breaking wave provides a playground for chattering sparrows.

    Provenance

    Hayashi Tadamasa (1853-1906)