SŌRI (fl. 1797-1813 ca.) Two artisans
Artist: Hishikawa Sōri (fl 1797-1813 ca.)
Subject: Two artisans: embroiderer and saddle maker.
Title: Nuihakushi, kurauchi.
Description: Album plate from the kyoka album Ehon Shokunin kagami (A Mirror of Artisans).
Series: The plate shows the title series Shokunin sanjūrokkasen and signature Sōri ga near each image. Each design was originally printed in the Spring of 1802 as a set of small size surimono.
Signature: Sōri ga
Publisher: Tsutaya Jūzaburō
Size: Album plate, ōban yoko-e, 25x37 cm.
Medium: Woodblock color print.
Literature: The complete album in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, is described in detail and partly illustrated in Roger Keyes, The Art of Surimono no. 392. Another impression of this plate is illustrated in Narazaki Muneshige (ed.). Hizo Ukiyo-e Taikan Purubera Korekushon (Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections. Pulverer Collection. Tokyo, 1990. no. 301.
Conditions: Very good impression and colour, two small wormholes restored otherwise in good conditions.
Item no: D 304
Price: Euro 850