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Drawing netsuke

Drunken ronin by Alexander Franks (detail)
Ronin, 2017 by Alexander Franks

Ink on paper, 2017

Here is a snippet of one of my latest commissions. It is of a 5cm tall wooden netsuke depicting a drunken ronin (masterless samurai) who clasps his hand to his head and looks down in stupefied alarm as he trips on a recumbent pup.

The final drawing will be signed and framed for presentation to a collector in London.

[A netsuke is a small sculptural object which has gradually developed in Japan over a period of more than three hundred years. Find out more about Netsuke]