Hokuba: Drawing of Magician (Sold)
Artist: Tesai Hokuba
Title: Drawing of Magician
Date: Ca 1840s
A magician on the stage is letting butterflies out from a fan. The audience seems to enjoy his trick. A larege temple bell is hanging on the right above next to blossoming flowers. A high-legged chest stands below the bell. This might be a preparatory drawing for an album illustration.