Original woodblock print, from 'Kyōsai rakuga' 暁斎楽画 (Kyōsai's Drawings for Pleasure) - Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) - Bamboo shoots and fish - Meiji 14 (1881)
Colour woodblock print by Kawanabe Kyōsai 河鍋暁斎 (1831-1889).
From 'Kyōsai rakuga' 暁斎楽画 (Kyōsai's Drawings for Pleasure).
Colour woodblock print on very thin paper.
Bamboo shoots (takenoko) and fish.
Meiji 14 (1881)
Page size: 22.2 x 28.3 cm.
Condition: page with a fold in the middle. Two holes in the margin at the fold. Small hole in the paper in the middle fish. Hole in the tip of large bamboo shoot has been restored at the back of the leaf. Other than that, the print is in good condition.
The lot will be packaged with care and sent by insured post with Track & Trace.
(Kyōsai rakuga) "Perhaps the finest of the artist's illustrated books, combining elements that are Chinese, Japanese, Western and Kyōsai. The thin Chinese-style paper, translucent colouring and occasional 'boneless' (...without outline) printing are reminiscent of Chinese colour printed albums... The sense of acutely observed nature.. and drama has elements of Western realism. ...have an energy and eccentricity that could only be Kyōsai." (Timothy Clark, Demon of painting The art of Kawanabe Kyōsai, page 144)
- from 'Kyōsai rakuga' ō 斎 楽 画 (Kyōsai's Drawings for Pleasure), Original woodblock print
- Ink, Paper
- Meiji 14 (1881)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)
- Title of artwork
- Bamboescheuten en vissen
- Good condition, see description
- 22.2×28.3×0.1 cm