WAKAI (ca. 1820-30). (Sold)
Artist: Attributed to Ryountei Wakai (ca. 1820-30)
Subject: A Noh actor as a dancing shojo.
Signature: Unsigned. The poem is signed Morimaru aratame Ryountei Wakai.
Date: ca. 1820-30
Publisher: Privately printed.
Size: Surimono shikishiban, 20,4x18,2 cm.
Medium: Woodblock color print
Literature: According the Christie's auction catalog for the Sydney C. Ward Collection, New York 1985, this surimono is by Ryountei Wakai, a poet thought to be member of the Tsubogawa, a group of poets of Asakusa in Edo. The impression from the Ward collection is illustrated in our catalog no. 8.
Conditions: Fine impression, the background printed with metallic pigment with some rubbing as always found in other examples. Very good colour and conditions.
Item no: D 107