Teisai HOKUBA (1771-1844)

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An original painting, full colour on silk, image size 37.5 x 12.75in; 95.2 x 32.3 cms. One of Hokusai’s earliest and best pupils. Produced a few surimono, also illustrated books, but is best known for his paintings of bijin, often shown promenading along the Sumida River, as here. Above is flowering cherry blossom setting the scene in late March or early April. The background is in Kano ink-wash showing boats on the river and below a ferry landing stage which she is presumably making her way towards. A similar painting is in the BM, illustrated in Ukiyo-e Paintings in the British Museum, Timothy Clark, 1992, p. 120, p. 169. Painted c 1830-44. In good condition. Signed Teisai with seal Hokuba gain.


Status: Sold


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