Kawanabe KYOSAI (1831-1889)

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The enlightenment of Paradise or liberation of the dead from Hell from a set Kyosai rakuga, “Kyosai’s Drawings for Pleasure.” A satirical take on current events and mores. The demons from Hell get new jobs as postmen, rikisha men etc. Published 1874 by Sawamuraya Seikichi. A set of 15 prints was planned but only 12 are known.



Fine impression and colour. Light album backing, otherwise very good condition. Signed Seisai Kyosai.



Status: Sold

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