Edo prints

  Design: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)  
  Title: Santei gafu: Manual of drawing in three styles  
  Size: 23.8 x 16.0 cm  
  Posthumous printing from the original woodblocks    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Hokusai Santei gafu


Originally released in 1816 by publishers Eirakuya Tōshirō in Nagoya and Kadomaruya Jinsuke in Edo. This reprint from the original blocks was issued in 2008 by publisher Unsōdō in Kyoto as part of a five volume set called “A collection of Hokusai drawing manuals” (北斎絵手本集成, which is pronounced as Hokusai etehon shūsei).

Dark-blue book cover with title printed in light-brown on a white slip:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
san three  
tei style  
ga drawing Manual of drawing
fu book in three styles

The contents of the Santei gafu can be viewed on the website dedicated to the Gerhard Pulverer Collection here.


Provenance: Unsōdō

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