Monkey Carrying Gohei

Method Woodblock (nishiki-e)
Artist after Ryûryûkyo Shinsai (1764–1820)
Published c.1890's
Dimensions Kaku-Surimono [~7 x 8.5]
Notes Signature: Shinsai
Reference: Keyes, Roger. The Art of Surimono: Privately published Japanese woodblock prints and books in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. Sotheby, London, 1985. No.145.

A group C copy of an earlier Shinsai 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.

Ryūryūkyo Shinsai (1764-1820) was a Japanese artist and surimono woodblock artist who was active between 1799 and 1823. He was a student of Hokusai.

Condition: Highlighted with mica. Trimmed. Light Toning to sheet.
Framing mounted
Price £250.00
Stock ID 51264