Lot 371

AN ALBUM-LEAF PAINTING WITH A POEM.

Attributed to Sakai Hoitsu (1761 – 1828).

Ink and slight colour on paper, with wrestling toy monkeys, an inscribed haiku poem reads ‘Umi Yama to na no tachiwakaru sumai kana’ (the sea and a mountain, fighting like sumo wrestlers) or signed Toryu, with a seal Oson. 31.5 x 23cm.

猿相撲絵、伝 酒井抱一

There are fold-marks, a little rubbed and soiled, slightly wormed, laid-down on a mount.

Estimate: £300-£400

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