Picnic Party Surprised by a Gibbon, circa 1772

by Koryusai (1735 - 1790)

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Picnic Party Surprised by a Gibbon, circa 1772 by Koryusai (1735 - 1790)

Original Koryusai (1735 - 1790) Japanese Woodblock Print
Picnic Party Surprised by a Gibbon, circa 1772

Comments - Terrific pillar print design of two beauties and a young man enjoying a picnic beneath a blossoming cherry tree. The beauty in the foreground looks up in surprise as a gibbon watches from a branch above, reaching down an impossibly long arm to either take their sake kettle or offer one to them. A charming image with wonderful detail, including touches of embossing on the kimono. A rare original Koryusai. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has this image in its collection.

Artist - Koryusai (1735 - 1790)

Image Size - 22 3/4" x 4 7/8"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Horizontal centerfold. Large tear, small losses at edges, a few holes, slight separation along some creases, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing. Please see photos for details.

Picnic Party Surprised by a Gibbon, circa 1772 by Koryusai (1735 - 1790)
Picnic Party Surprised by a Gibbon, circa 1772 by Koryusai (1735 - 1790)

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