8 - 9 June 2004
KEISAI EISEN (1790-1848)
Two women on their way to a shrine, the one on the right carrying a tobacco-pipe and a bamboo cane, while the other carries a bamboo cane and a straw hat, signed Keisai Eisen, poems by Ryukaen and Ryuotei whose butterfly emblem is depicted on the womens' costumes, very fine impression and colours with gauffraging and gold and silver-coloured powders, very good condition, collector's seal Vever
Shikishiban surimono: 8¼ x 7in. (21.0 x 17.6cm.)
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Sotheby & Co., Highly Important Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books, Drawings and Fan Paintings from the Henri Vever Collection, Part II, 26 March 1975, no. 325.
For another impression see the Rijksmuseum catalogue Part IV, Rijksprentenkabinet (Amsterdam, 1984), p. 139 and 143.
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