SHINSAI (1764?–1820). A koto. (Sold)
Artist: Ryūryūkyo Shinsai (1764?–1820)
Subject: A koto partially covered by brocade case.
Title: Gakki sono ichi
Series: Gakki (Musical Instruments)
Signature: Ryūryūkyo Shinsai
Publisher: Privately published.
Size: 14,2x27,5 cm
Medium: Woodblock color print with use of metallic pigments.
Literature: Another surimono from the series depicting a drum is illustrated in Magda Kyrova et al., The ear catches the eye : music in Japanese prints . Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Leiden, 2000 no. 59. Other four surimono from the series are in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
Remarks: All the surimono known from this series are of koban size. This is the only one in a larger format to accomodate the subject.
Conditions: Very good impression, colour and conditions.
Item no: D 144