Shibata Zeshin Pilgrims at Todaiji temple

Shibata Zeshin, 1807-1891

Watercolor and print related to Pilgrims at Todaiji temple from the series '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 9 5/8 in., 17.7 by 24.6 cm
print 7 1/8 by 9 7/8 in., 18.2 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.
(inv. no. C-1775)

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