Wakai RYOUNTEI (Dates unknown)



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Shows a dancing shojo: A mythical creature with long red hair who lived near the sea and had an unquenchable thirst for sake. Published c.late 1820s. Rare: Another impression illustrated in One Hundred Surimono in the Collection of Sidney C. Ward, no.95, p.115.

Very fine impression with solid gold ground, other areas printed in gold and silver. Slight loss of gold ground, otherwise very good condition. Signed Morimaru aratame ( “changing his name to” ) Ryountei Wakai. A poet of the Tsubogawa ( the Asakusagawa ) Ren in Asakusa, Edo.

Status: Sold

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