act. 1818 - 1844
Woodblock in colour
Shikishiban surimono, mm 205x177
Signed: Ojun Gototei
Edo period 1615-1868
Depicting a female brushwood gatherer pausing to smoke.
Fine impression with metalling printing, fine colour, very good condition. Printing creases.
For another impression (link).
Kunisada’s pupil Sadakage made his living primarily as an book illustrator for noted writers such as Jippensha Ikku and Koigawa Harumachi. He also produced a number of deluxe surimono.
For his surimono he worked almost exclusively with ‘bijin’ imagery, he seems to have worked almost exclusively for the ‘Oe-ren’, the poetry circle headed by Shakuyakutei.
His family name was Kojima and he lived in Mejirodai.