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Rough Sketch of the Mitsui Exchange Bank at Kaiun Bridge, Kabuto-cho by Ikkei (active circa 1870s)

Item Number: 931800

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Meiji Era, 1868 - 1912
Item Number: 931800
 
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Rough Sketch of the Mitsui Exchange Bank at Kaiun Bridge, Kabuto-cho by Ikkei (active circa 1870s)

Original Ikkei (active circa 1870s) Japanese Woodblock Print
Rough Sketch of the Mitsui Exchange Bank at Kaiun Bridge, Kabuto-cho

Comments - Lively street scene featuring the Mitsui Exchange Bank at Kaiun Bridge in Kabuto-cho, the large stone building rising above the pedestrians below. A fenced garden in front of the building encloses a blossoming cherry tree and a pine. At bottom center, a horse-drawn carriage passes a beauty riding in a rickshaw and two laborers carrying a cask of sake from a pole between their shoulders. at lower left, a bridge arches over a river lined with storehouses. An interesting subject with wonderful detail, highlighting the rapid modernization of Japan during the Meiji era.

Artist - Ikkei (active circa 1870s)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small losses and holes, tear at edge. repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, a few stains. Please see photos for details.


Rough Sketch of the Mitsui Exchange Bank at Kaiun Bridge, Kabuto-cho by Ikkei (active circa 1870s)

Rough Sketch of the Mitsui Exchange Bank at Kaiun Bridge, Kabuto-cho by Ikkei (active circa 1870s)

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