Zeshin: Persimmons
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Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)

Persimmons in autumn, hanging from a bamboo pole to dry.

Signature: Zeshin

Seal: Shin

Date: around 1880/90 (1887?)

Size: Shikishiban, 24 x 25 cm (overall)

Very good impression and colours. Full, untrimmed sheet, unbacked. Slight soiling and small stains, a small thin spot in the paper. Upper right corner faintly creased. Round collector’s stamp of Otto Hundt on verso, very faintly visible. A rarely seen shikishiban still life by the artist.

Rappard-Boon, The Age of Yoshitoshi. Japanese prints from the Meiji- and Taishô period. Amsterdam, 1990, p. 15 f, no. 9 (see also Rijksmuseum Coll. No. RP-P-1989-11). Milne Henderson, Zeshin & Related Artists, London, n.d. (1978), No. 16 Freer Sackler, R.O. Muller Coll., No. S2003.8.2187. MKG Hamburg, No. IE1900.44