SHIGEMASA  (1739-1820). From the Tale of Ise. (Sold)

SHIGEMASA (1739-1820). From the Tale of Ise. (Sold)

Artist: Kitao Shigemasa (1739-1820)
Subject: A court scene from the Tale of Ise.
Series: This plate is from an anthology of kyōka verses selected by the poet Sandara and privately published by the Kasumi poetry club in 1798. The anthology was illustrated with one print each by Hokusai, Kitao Shigemasa and Hasegawa Settan.
Signature: Kitao Kōsuisai ga
Date: 1798
Size: Aiban yoko-e, 21,7x31,2 cm
Medium: Woodblock color print, surimono style with extensive use of metallic pigments.
Remarks: Another impression is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, n. JP936
Conditions: Light backing and centre fold as the print was part of an album, very good conditions.
Item no: D 203
Status: Sold