GAKUTEI  (1786? - 1868). Suikoden hero. (Sold)

GAKUTEI (1786? - 1868). Suikoden hero. (Sold)

Artist: Yashima Gakutei (1786? - 1868)
Subject: A hero from the Suikoden, the famous Chinese epic novel, looking at Benten among the clouds holding a fan and scrool.
Series: Suiko jūban (Ten images for the Sukoden)
Signature: Gakutei
Date: ca. 1830
Publisher: Privately published for the circle of poets Kanuma.
Size: Surimono shikishiban, 21,2x18,1 cm.
Medium: Woodblock color print with use of metallic pigments and blind printing.
Remarks: A rare surimono. Another two designs from this series are in the collection of the Harvard Art Museum n. 1933.4.2003 e 1933.4.2004.
Conditions: Very good impression, color and conditions.
Item no: E 115
Status: Sold