Shibata Zeshin: Maple leaf bough with matching watercolor
Artist: Shibata Zeshin
Title: Maple leaf bough with matching watercolor
Series: Hana kurabe
Print showing a closeup of a single maple branch. Most of the design is empty space, a Japanese innovation. With the matching preparatory watercolor by Zeshin himself. Zeshin was considered one of the greatest lacquer artists of all time, and he was a superlative painter as well.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Minor smudge
Signature: Unsigned, as usual