12 - 13 July 2005
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
The left-hand sheet of an extremely rare tetraptych illustrating signs of the Zodiac, the text in this sheet refers to a Chinese lady riding on a white elephant, published by Tsuru Kin, very good impression, colours and condition
Oban tate-e: 38.5 x 27cm.
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For three sheets of this tetraptych see The Hokusai Museum Catalogue (Tokyo, 1990), p. 74 - 75. The Hokusai Museum and the Ota Museum both have incomplete sets. This Lot appears to be the missing sheet.
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