Shibata Zeshin Butterfly and Cherry Blossom Petals

Shibata Zeshin, 1807-1891

Watercolor and print related to Butterfly and Cherry Blossom Petals from Set III of 'A Comparison of Flowers'
(Hana Kurabe)

sumi ink and color on paper, unsigned; together with woodblock print of the same design published by Shugyokudo, ca. 1875-90

watercolor 7 by 10 1/8 in., 17.8 by 25.6 cm
print 7 1/8 by 9 1/2 in., 18 by 24 cm

The Hana Kurabe (A Comparison of Flowers) series of 120 designs was issued in 10 sets of 12 prints enclosed in paper wrappers by the publisher Shugyokudo between 1878 and 1890.

References:
Freer and Sackler Gallery, accession no. FSC-GR-727.5
(inv. no. C-1773)

$850

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