Hasegawa Settan (1778-1843) and style of Kawanabe Kyosai
Mid 19th century
Comprising two kakejiku: the first by Hasegawa Settan, in ink and colour on silk, depicting Hotei, the corpulent God of Happiness, in typical garb and carrying his large treasure sack suspended from a gnarled cane over his shoulder, signed Hokkyo Fujiwara Settan mo with two seals Soshu and one illegible, 96cm x 31cm (37¾in x 12¼in), framed and glazed; the second in the style of Kawanabe Kyosai, depicting Raijin the Thunder God, carrying a hesobukuro (a sack of navels), in ink and colour on paper; inscribed Seisei Kyosai with seal Kyosai in, 50.5cm x 26.2cm (19 3/8in x 10 3/8in). (2).
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