Shigenobu (1787 - 1832)

Noble Prince

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1830
Size (H x W): 8.5 x 7.25 (inches)
Seals: Yanagawa
Provenance: Van Biema Collection
Condition: Very good color and impression, very light crease and surface soiling, very small tape reverse, embellished with embossing and metallic pigments.


About the artist

Born in Yanagawa in 1787, Shigenobu worked as a puppet maker before his successful career as a ukiyo-e printmaker and book illustrator. A student of the great Hokusai, Shigenobu married his teacher’s daughter. Upon their marriage, Hokusai handed down his go (artist name) “Raito” to his new son-in-law. Shigenobu is known for his delicate surimono (lavishly printed, privately commissioned works), graceful beauties, and inviting landscapes.