Kôgyo: Rhinoceros beetle with autumn leaves
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Tsukioka Kôgyo (1869-1927)
Japanese rhinoceros beetle (kabutomushi), praying mantis (kamakiri), grashopper (kirigirisu) and a snail (katatsumuri) on autumn leaves.
Date: c. 1900
Size: Shikishiban, 23 x 23,5 cm
Very good impression and colours. Retains old album backing. Side margins minimally trimmed, else excellent condition.
Ill. in Zeshin and Related Artists, Catalogue Milne Henderson, London n.d., Nr. 68; also in: Van den Ing/Schaap, Beauty & Violence, p. 146, Ill. 99