Totoya HOKKEI (1780-1850)

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A rare surimono with title: Enoshima kiko, Ryudo, “Record of a Journey to Enoshima”. A set of sixteen prints for the Manji-ren Club ( their swastika seal top right above title cartouche ). Each surimono has an association with Enoshima, as here, where the year of issue is 1833, a Snake Year, the reptile being the messenger of Benten whose shrine is situated at Enoshima. The scene shows a picnic party enjoying the view, while a couple explore the Dragon’s Cave on the right. In the distance the snows of Mount Fuji stand out in silver. Two other impressions illustrated in One Hundred Surimono in the Collection of Sidney C. Ward, no.28, p.35 and the second Le Veel sale. 1980, lot 149.

Very fine impression, colour and condition with silver, gold and gauffrage. Signed Hokkei.

Status: Sold

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