Ayaoka - Abalone and lobster
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Ikeda (Terumatsu) Ayaoka (1817-1887) or Ikeda (Yûshin) Ayaoka (1846-1910)

Abalone (awabi), bream (tai) and spiny lobster (ise-ebi).

Signature: Ayaoka

Seal: Ayaoka

Date: 1880s

Size: Octagon, 22,2 x 28,8 cm

Very nice impression and colours. Vertical centrefold (as usual), at lower part a little bit fragile, otherwise very good condition. Rare print. Uchiwa-e (fan print).

Compare: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam No RP-P-1961-115. Rappard-Boon, The Age of Yoshitoshi. Japanese prints from the Meiji- and Taishô periods. Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 1990, p 79-81, No 109.7.