PERSIMMON SELLER (Takeuchi Keishu)

N.1 kuchi-e woodblock print
Year: 1906
Condition: good
Size: 22 x 31 cm



Refined original woodblock print of the kuchi-e (口絵) type, made in 1906 by the artist Takeuchi Keishu (武内桂舟), one of the most talented students of the famous Tsukiyoka Yoshitoshi (月岡芳年), and entitled “Persimmon Seller” (杮売).

The work is taken from Bungei Kurabu (文芸倶楽部), the popular literary magazine published from 1895 to 1933 by the Hakubunkan (博文館) publishing house.

The print, despite some signs of folding and rippling of the Japanese washi paper (和紙), is in good general condition.