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Kyosai Kawanabe

This diptych from "Gyosai Gadan" is illustrated on pg. 35 of "Demon of Painting: The Art of Kawanabe Kyosai" by Timothy Clark.

Images: 8 1/4" x 6" each

CDN $65

From ages 10 to 17, Gyosai studied at the Surugadei Atelier. Here he is seen kneling before his teacher Kuniyoshi, while Yoshitama, a woman, and the soon to be famous artists Yoshitora, Yoshimune, and Yoshikazu run riot. The text accompaning Gyosai's illustrations was dictated to the novelist Uryu Masayasu.