Gyokushô - Cikada
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Kawabata Gyokushô (1842-1913)

Cicada (semi) on a tree.

Signature: Gyokushû

Seal: Artist's seal (unread)

Date: 1880s

Size: Octagon, 22,5 x 29 cm (uchiwa-e)

Very nice impression and colours. Vertical centrefold (as usual), at lower part slightly creased, otherwise very good condition. Rare print.

Compare: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam No RP-P-1961-136. Rappard-Boon, The Age of Yoshitoshi. Japanese prints from the Meiji- and Taishô periods. Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 1990, p 79-81, No 109.28.

Lit.: Cat. Milne Henderson, Zeshin & Related Artists, London, n.d. (1976), No 76.