HOKKEI  (1780-1850). A courtesan. (Sold)

HOKKEI (1780-1850). A courtesan. (Sold)

Artist: Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850)
Subject: A courtesan holding a long pipe with a book on her lap.
Title: Yorozu yoshi (A Good Time for Everything).
Series: Hanazono bantsuzuki (A series for the circle of poets Hanazono).
Signature: Hokkei.
Date: 1822 ca.
Publisher: Privately published for the Hanazono group of poets.
Size: Surimono shikishiban, 21x18,6 cm.
Medium: Woodblock color print with use of metallic pigments.
Literature: Another example is in the collection of the Boston Museum of fine Arts no.00.1904
Conditions: Very good impression and colour, one small hole restored otherwise good conditions.
Item no: D 160
Status: Sold