Ayaoka: Boats and Shibori
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Ikeda (Terumatsu) Ayaoka (1817-1887)
Two fishermen on their boats fishing at night by torchlight. Diagonally a red honeycomb pattern (kikkô, turtle shell pattern) in the style of a shibori tie-dyed fabric. Octagonal uchiwa-e (fan print).
Signature: Ayaoka. Seal: not read
Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: Uchiwa-e, horizontal octagon, 22.2 x 28.8 cm
Very nice impression and colours. Vertical centrefold as usual (a bit fragile in bottom), else very good condition. Rare.
Cf. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam No. RP-P-1961-114. Rappard-Boon, The Age of Yoshitoshi. Japanese prints from the Meiji- and Taishô periods. Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 1990, pp. 79-81, No. 109.7 (as Ikeda Ryôkô).