• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 150

    A Wood Netsuke


    Price Realised  


    A Wood Netsuke
    Signed Tadatoshi, Edo Period (19th century)
    Of a drunken shojo
    3.5cm. high

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    The shojo depicted as a long-haired female wrapped in her kimono and fast asleep after a long sake-drinking session, was one of Tadatoshi's favorite subjects. By downplaying their demonic characteristics and giving them a very human and female identity, Tadatoshi influenced the future depiction of these creatures.

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