Sonsai (act. c. 1830 - 1840)

New Year's Sake Jars

Series: E-goyomi
Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: Early Meiji Period
Size (H x W): 8.5 x 7.25 (inches)
Signature: Koitsu hitsu
Condition: Very good color and impression, stains and soiled, embellished with gold and silver pigments


About the artist

Sonsai was an ukiyo-e artist and illustrator active around the 1830s. Some of his surimono (lavishly printed, privately-commissioned prints) can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Harvard Art Museums.