EGGPLANTS AND CRICKET (Mochizuki Gyokusen)

N.1 ukiyo-e woodblock print
Year: 1892
Condition: good
Size: 16 x 24 cm



Woodblock printed illustration made in September 1892 by the artist Mochizuki Gyokusen (望月玉泉), in collaboration with the carver Goto Tokujiro (五島徳次郎) and the printer Yoshida Ichimatsu (吉田市松), and entitled “Eggplants and Cricket” (茄子に蟋蟀).

The work is taken from issue 19 (巻十九) of Bijutsu Sekai (美術世界), that is “The World of Art”, the famous magazine edited by the nihonga (日本画) painter Watanabe Seitei (渡辺省亭) and produced by the publisher Wada Tokutaro (和田篤太郎) of Shunyodo (春陽堂).

The print on Japanese washi paper (和紙), despite some signs of aging, is in overall good condition.