Gyokushô - Eggplant
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Kawabata Gyokushô (1842-1913)

Eggplant (nasu) against white Fuji and red sky.

Signature: Gyokushô sha

Seal: Gyokushô …

Date: 1880s

Size: Octagon, 22,5 x 29 cm

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

Mount Fuji and an eggplant in the first dream of a new year stay for a lucky year.

Compare: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam No RP-P-1961-133. Rappard-Boon, The Age of Yoshitoshi. Japanese prints from the Meiji- and Taishô periods. Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 1990, p 79-81, No 109.25.

Lit.: Cat. Milne Henderson, Zeshin & Related Artists, London, without year (1976), No 76.