Teisai Hokuba: Drawing of Seduction via Tobacco

Hokuba: Drawing of Seduction via Tobacco

Teisai Hokuba

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Artist: Teisai Hokuba
Title: Drawing of Seduction via Tobacco
Date: Ca. 1840s

A Chinese man is trying to seduce a Japanese female servant of the house by offering her tobacco (opium?). The writing reads:”ahen tabaco de kudokareru ie no gejo.” There is a detailed drawing of a snowy heron, accompanied by a poem about elegance and snow. For the background the artist instructs the color of black, “makkuro.” The number eighteen is written.

Dimensions: 320 x 235mm

SKU: DRW354


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