Ryuryukyo Shinsai (act. ca. 1799-1823)<BR />One surimono
Lot 3027
Ryuryukyo Shinsai (act. ca. 1799-1823)
One surimono
Sold for US$ 500 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Ryuryukyo Shinsai (act. ca. 1799-1823)
One surimono
Shikishiban; an interior scene with two men, a courtesan and two attendants, the latter surprised by a dragon in the smoke issuing from an ashtray, probably commissioned for the year of the dragon (1820), signed Ryuryukyo Shinsai ga - very good impression and color, center stain, minor wrinkles, hinged to mat
7 3/4 x 6 7/8in (19.6 x 17.4cm)


  • Another print by Shinsai commissioned for one of the years of the Asian zodiac illustrated in John Carpenter's, Reading Surimono: The Interplay of Text and Image in Japanese Prints (Leiden/Boston, 2008), p. 380, pl. 259
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