THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN LADY
KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760–1849), EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
WATERWHEEL AT ONDEN (ONDEN NO SUISHA)
woodblock print: ink and colour on paper, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjûrokkei), signed Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu, published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô), circa 1830–31
25.7 x 37.9 cm., 10⅛x 14⅞ in.
- Centrefold, good colour.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Similar examples are in numerous museum collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, accession no. 21.6766, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession no. JP2967, and the British Museum, accession no. 1937,0710,0.164.