Yoshitaki: Butterfly and Peonies (Sold)

  • Sold.

Artist: Ichiyosai Toshitaki (active ca. 1854-1885)
Title: Butterfly and Peony Plant
Date: 1857

Charming kacho-e (”bird-and-flower picture”) of a butterfly flitting above a blooming Peony plant. Yoshitaki’s earliest designs appeared around 1854; he was an Osaka artist whose bread-and-butter was kabuki designs. This signature is very challenging to read, so it is possible that this work is by Yoshihisa or another artist of the period. The date seal is unquestionable (Snake year, 2nd month.)

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Unfaded and untrimmed. Very tiny spots upper margin.
Dimensions: 33.7 x 11.4 cm
Signature: Yoshitaki (?)