The key figure in the development of modern haiku poetry and one of the four great haiku masters. Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson and Kobayashi Issa being the others. - Original calligraphies by him are rare on the market.
A dove in flight -
the way she will go clearly seen
this warm day in the tenth month.
Signed and sealed Shiki
Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902)
Ink on paper
18.7 x 17.2 cm (7 1/4 x 6 3/4 in.)
Mounting 145 x 25 cm (57 x 9 3/4 in.)