Scroll in Dutch written by Rangaku Scholar Yoshio Shunzo Signed and dated
[Japan] Handwritten scroll in Dutch by Yoshio Shunzo (1787–1843), who was the grandson of surgeon Yoshio Kogyu (1724–1800). Shunzo was a Rangaku professor and doctor, teaching Western medicine and astronomy. He was born in Nagasaki and apparently died in an explosion during a chemical experiment. His given name was Naosada. He also used the name Nanko, was commonly known as Shunzo, and later Josan. Part of the old script written on the rear of the scroll reads, 'Nanko Sensei' and the scroll is dated Bunsei 8 (1825), 2nd month and signed, 'this text by Ziosan' [Josan].
Text area (brown paper) 98.5 x 28.8cm.
In good condition. Two old stains in upper right area. Otherwise age wear and creasing but nothing serious. Paper a bit toned. s32120800