Miura no Ôsuke on horseback

Method Woodblock (nishiki-e)
Artist after Yanagawa Shigenobu (1786-1832)
Published c.1890's
Dimensions Kaku-Surimono [~7 x 8.5]
Notes Signature: Shigenobu
Reference: Keyes, Roger. The Art of Surimono: Privately published Japanese woodblock prints and books in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. Sotheby, London, 1985. No.137.

Group B copy of an earlier Shigenobu surimono. At the end of the 19th century, realizing their aesthetic value, a number of publishers decided to re-carve a selection of Edo period surimono designs. Printed in editions of 50 or 100, they were sold principally to Western tourists in Japan.

Yanagawa Shigenobu (1786-1832) was a Japanese artist in the ukiyo-e style. Shigenobu was a pupil of Hokusai, whose elder daughter he married, following which he was adopted by his master. After a marital separation, however, he returned to his own family in Honjo Yanagawa. He designed surimono from the later 1810s and was active as an illustrator of yomihon and kyôka poetry anthologies.

Condition: Trimmed. Minor toning to sheet.
Framing mounted
Price £300.00
Stock ID 51268