Taito II, Monkey Bridge

Katsushika Taito II (Toenro Hokusen, fl. ca. 1810-1850), fl. ca. 1810-1850

Monkey Bridge

with publisher's information across the top Etchoban (Echigoya Chohachi) with mark Ki, signed Katsushika Taito, with artist's seal, and censor's seal Kiwame; the ishizuri-e (lit. 'stone-printed picture') poem across the top signed Senseki; collector's seal at the bottom right corner unidentified, ca. 1830-35

oban tate-e 15 1/4 by 10 5/8 in., 38.8 by 26.9 cm

The calligraphy is attributed to Senseki Shibamizu, a calligrapher included in the directory of Edo artists, Edo genzon meika ichiran, published in the early 1830's.

For comparison with an impression in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, see www.metmuseum.org, accession number JP1856.


Taito II, Monkey Bridge detail

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