Re: Help Identifying Print. Zeshin?


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Posted by Alec W. (2.25.206.192) on January 27, 2022 at 18:58:03:

In Reply to: Re: Help Identifying Print. Zeshin? posted by Guy Pepermans on January 27, 2022 at 17:35:51:

I think the image is that of a monkey catching a catfish with a gourd, which was a popular otsu-e motif. For more on that, there's a wikipedia article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catching_a_catfish_with_a_gourd

What the relevance of this theme to the political context might have been I have no idea.

-A


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