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A Chinese Princess Playing a Dragon Headed Lute - Totoya Hokkei prints

A Chinese Princess Playing a Dragon Headed Lute

By Totoya Hokkei

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A Chinese Princess Playing a Dragon Headed Lute - Totoya Hokkei print

Totoya Hokkei
1832

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Date: 1832

Medium: woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e

Edition size: n/a

Sheet size: 20,6 x 18,3 cm

Condition: pristine

Signature: signed

Price: poa

Description:

Superb impression, with extensive use of mineral powders and karazuri. Very fine colour and condition. Very rare.


The print is titled in the cartouche at top right Tempo Mizunoe tatsu, which means Dragon year 1832 and explains the presence of a dragon on the lute and on the girl’s hairstyle. Possibly the princess is a parody of Benten, the goodness of love and music. The print, for its design and technical refinement summarizes the best features of surimono.

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