Yashima GAKUTEI (1786 ?-1868)




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Best known for his surimono although he produced fine paintings, some good landscapes and was also known as a poet. A surimono showing a young mother making a temari ball. This form of folk art arrived from China in the 7th c. The balls were given to children on New Year’s day. Their production evolved and became more intricate with time, some having bells or rice placed in them so they became audible or had a mother’s wish secreted inside. A beautiful and extremely rare surimono: At the moment I cannot locate another impression.

 

 

Very fine impression. Fine colour. Slight vertical crease strengthened au verso, otherwise very good condition. Signed Gakutei.

 

 

Status: Sold

 

 

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