SHUNMAN (1757–1820). A courtier. (Sold)
Artist: Kubo Shunman (1757–1820)
Subject: A courtier looking for his lover from the engawa of a villa. Poem by Nagoya Miewaza for his name change in Warakuen Harumitsu.
Series: Torikaeba monogatari
Signature: Sho sei
Date: ca. 1815
Publisher: Privately published.
Size: Surimono shikishiban, 20x18 cm
Medium: Woodblock color print with light use of metallic pigments and embossing.
Literature: Another impression is illustrated in Roger Keyes. Surimono: Privately published Japanese Prints in the Spencer Museum of Art. Tokyo 1984, p. 185, no. 209.
Remarks: Two other impressions are in the collection of the Harward art Museum, n. 1933.4.1380 and Metropolitan Museum of Art, n. JP1992.
Conditions: Very good impression, light use of metallic pigments and blind printing, good colour and conditions.
Item no: D 123