SHUNMAN (1757–1820). Momotarō. (Sold)
Artist: KUBO SHUNMAN (1757–1820)
Subject: Momotarō sailing to Onigashima.
Description: The folk tale tells of Momotarō, the strong boy born from a peach, sailing to the Island of the Devils to seek his fortune. He is shown on a Treasury Boat (Takarabune) with his animal retainers, a dog, a monkey and a pheasant dressed with armor and holding different offering. They are seated among various objects associated to the Seven Gods of Good Fortune (Shichifukujin).
Signature: Artist’s seal Shunman. Poems signed Asanoya Yomogi, Ikenoya Kameto and Wakanoya Nagafusa.
Date: ca. 1810.
Publisher: Privately published
Size: Shikishiban surimono, 20,7x18,7 cm.
Medium: Woodblock color print with blind printing and metallic pigments.
Literature: Illustrated in our catalog, Surimono. Poetic Images in Japanese Prints. New Acquisition June 2022, no. 11.
Remarks: No other impressions are apparently known.
Conditions: Very good impression and color, some thinning on the reverse, good conditions.
Item no: D 400