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Sasai Kôsô (Meiji-period, arround 1900)

An elegant Lady dressed in a garment of the Heian-Era standing in front of a Tsuitate-Screen, in her hands a fan with a Poem-Tanzaku on top. On her right side a kneeling lady with a lacquer box in her hands and on her left side ladys processing the tee ceremony. In the background two big ikebana flower arrangements with cherry blossoms.

Title: Shunshoku kajin hanakurabe (A flower poem contest of beautiful women in spring)

Signature: Kôsô

Seal: Shô-U

Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)

Size: Oban-Triptych, 37,8 x 77,5 cm (print size)

Print and colours in perfect condition, with glossy overprint, relief printing and some metal pigments. In the very lightly coloured background, is slightly visible a décor of a Genji-Mon in the relief printing. Print not mounted and with full margins, the single sheets are not putted together. A small (print caused?) stain, and a bit wrinkly, altogether in perfect condition. Very beautiful and rare Triptych.

Sasai Kôsô, a pupil of Ogata Gekkô, is an barley known artist, aside from this woodblock print is a painting made by him in the museum of the Tokio University of the Arts (The University Art Museum, Tokio University of the Arts (Inv. Nr. 411)

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