Parody of Hanshan and Shide


Artist By Ishikawa Toyonobu
Period Edo period, 18th century
Materials and techniques Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk
Size 84.3×34.9


This is a parody of the popular Zen theme of two priests, Hanshan and Shide, depicted as a couple in contemporary
setting. Toyonobu was a ukiyo-e artist who popularized the Toyonobu-style beauty characterized by the round face during the Enkyō-Hōreki eras (1744 – 64). He was well known for benizuri-e printings which are works in three colors including beni, a colorant derived from safflowers. This is one of his few original paintings.

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