TOYONOBU  (1711-1785). Playing kemari. (Sold)

TOYONOBU (1711-1785). Playing kemari. (Sold)

Artist: Ishikawa Toyonobu (1711-1785)
Subject: A young man, dressed with the Heian court costume, playing the ball play (kemari). The subject is often associated with Chapter 34 of Genji Monogatari, Wakanajō.
Signature: Tanjōdō Ishikawa Shūha Toyonobu zu. Seals Ishikawa uji Toyonobu
Date: 1750-60 ca.
Size: Hashira-e, 72,3x11 cm
Medium: Woodblock print with red (benizuri-e) and few colours.
Literature: Another impresssion is illustrated in colour in Yamaguchi Kenzaburo, Genshoku ukiyoe daihyakka jiten. Vol. 6, Sakuhin ichi: Moronobu-Harunobu. Tōkyō,1982, no. 171 and in b/w in Jacob Pins, The Pillar Prints. Hashira-e. London 1982, n. 75.
Conditions: Very good impression, the grey slightly off register in the lower part. Colours slightly faded. Some light creased and marks all around from previous mounting as a scrool. In general very good conditions for this kind of early print. A very large untrimmed sheet.
Item no: B 167
Price: Euro 2500
Status: Sold