Sung Chinese Horsemen by Tosa Mitsusada Hand Drawing
Artist: Tosa Mitsusada (1738-1806)
Woodblock Print Title: Sung Chinese Horsemen
1st Publication: September 1774
Size: 17" x 84 " (43 x 213 cm)
Date of this edition: September 1774
Publisher: Hand made Hand Drawing
Condition: Mild toning and soiling, creases
Notes: The colophon reads : 3rd, Horse Year of Anei, September.
Now, following the Restoration and transfer of the Naishidokoro (Imperial Palace in Kyoto) it was asked by the Event Officer to procure one pair of Great Sung folding screen based on 12 old drawings. They were selected by according to the taste of court representative.
Twelve drawings marked by seals.
Captain of the Imperial Guard on the Left Mitsusada. (Signature)
Kawabe Pictures and Calligraphies Mark
Signed: Tosa Mitsusada 土佐光貞
(Court painter, dedicated practicioner of Tosa traditions.)
十二枚古圖ヲ以被相頼 初テ認傳 奏衆ヨリ御内二
Hand drawing from the former collection of Richard Douglas Lane.
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