Artist: Katsushika Hokusai
Series: One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each (hyakunin isshu)
Date: ca. 1819
A sumptuously attired man as a bamboo-ware maker. One of the characters from Taketori Monogatari “Tale of Shining Princess”. Two poems above by Bunyusha Harusato and Bunbunsha. Behind the craftsman sits a cuckoo singing.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Some mounting remains, verso and perhaps some trimming.
Literature: See Kruml’s 1975 sales catalog #15 of surimono.
Signature: Katsushika Taito