Zaisen: Sparrow and grashopper
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Hara Zaisen (1849-1916)
A sparrow fluttering over stalks of ripe rice ears. A grasshopper sits on one of the leaves.
Seal: Zaisen no in
Publisher: likely Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)
Date: c. 1900
Size: Shikishiban, 23 x 23,5 cm
Excellent impression and colours. Retains old album backing. Minor trimming, else excellent condition. A rare print, probably after a painting by the Kyoto artist, who was a member of the famous imperial court painter dynasty Hara.
Compare MFA Boston No. RES.41.31